ASTRON / JIVE International Summer Students Programme 2014
The Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy (ASTRON) and the Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe (JIVE) announce the availability of a limited number of grants for their 2014 Summer Research Programme. The Programme enables astronomy students (graduate or advanced under-graduate) to spend the summer (10-12 weeks) at the Dwingeloo Observatory, conducting astronomical research under the supervision of ASTRON and JIVE staff members. Possible topics of study include radio galaxies and quasars, aspects of observational cosmology, continuum and line emission/absorption from normal and starbust galaxies, faint radio sources, pulsars, molecular clouds, cosmic magnetism, as well as working with LOFAR data. The actual project the successful candidate will work on will be defined after arrangement with the local supervisor.
ASTRON operates the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR), a cutting-edge, low-frequency, multi-field aperture array telescope that is using transformational technologies and novel software approaches to explore the Universe between 10-240 MHz. ASTRON also operates the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT) used for observations at wavelengths from 3.6 to 92 cm; the WSRT will soon be equipped with the new widefield APERTIF receivers. JIVE operates the European VLBI Network's 16 station VLBI Data Processor and is leading the development of real-time e-VLBI in Europe. For more information see the institutes’ websites.
The research grants will provide successful candidates with accommodation in the locality of the Observatory, a modest stipend for up to three months, and full travel reimbursement. We expect the participants to start early June 2014. We aim for as much overlap of the participants as possible and encourage interaction between the students in social activities.
More information about recent summer student programmes can be found at http://www.astron.nl (go to ‘Astronomy Group’ - ‘Summer student programme’) or http://www.jive.nl (go to ‘Visit’ - ‘Summer student programme’).
To apply for the programme, please register at http://www.astron.nl/astronomy-group/astronjive-summer-student-programme Please note that two letters of reference are needed; information about this is being provided at the registration website. Deadline for applications is 3 February 2014.