An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Department of Space and Climate Physics (Mullard Space Science Laboratory) to join a team working on Euclid. Euclid is the European Space Agency’s next space telescope, due for launch in 2021, whose primary science objective is to determine the nature of dark energy using weak lensing and galaxy clustering measurements. This position is an opportunity to develop a key part of the Euclid weak lensing cosmology analysis. UCL (MSSL) leads the development of the Euclid visible instrument and co-lead the Euclid weak lensing science working group. UCL is also a member of LSST, and KiDS imaging surveys. The main goals of this project are to develop a small-scale model of the matter power spectrum, including baryonic feedback and intrinsic alignment effects that is a key dependency for all forthcoming weak lensing cosmology analyses, as part of the Euclid weak lensing cosmological likelihood code. This project will involve collaboration with the Euclid Consortium, and other researchers at UCL.
This position is funded by the Enabling Weak Lensing Cosmology (EWC) project that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (under grant agreement No. 776247, PI Kitching). The candidate will be expected to become a member of the EWC consortium, report to the consortium, attend meetings and present results to the team. More information can be found from this website https://weaklensing-cosmology.org
MSSL is located in the Surrey Hills and is the UK's largest university space research group. Space science is a discipline that demands highly innovative technologies and MSSL has an international reputation for excellence in this area. UCL was one of the first universities in the world to become involved in making scientific observations in space. Since MSSL was established in 1966, we have participated in over 40 satellite missions with the European Space Agency, NASA (US), Japan, Russia, China and India, and flown over 230 rocket experiments.
The post holder will work within the Euclid and EWC Consortia to build a small-scale matter power spectrum modelling code for Euclid.More information can be found from this website go to https://weaklensing-cosmology.org.