Binaries from LAMOST (Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopy Telescope) mid-resolution survey (MRS) in collaboration with Prof. Zhanwen Han's group at the Yunnan Observatories. LAMOST can monitor more than three thousand targets per exposure. LAMOST-MRS (R ~ 7500) is planned to observe 3,000,000 sources in a five-year operation, with two arms covering the wavelength ranges of 630–680 nm and 495–535 nm, respectively. Presently LAMOST-MRS has finished a one-year commissioning and a one-year regular observation since September 2017 and obtained more than 1,410,000 high-quality spectra.
• The researchers will be directly involved with the use of LAMOST-MRS data to do binary- related research. (~60%)
• The researchers will assist in mentoring graduate/PhD students in use of LAMOST-MRS data and other observational data for the purpose of investigating basic properties of binary population e.g binary fraction, period and mass-ratio distribution and searching for binary-related peculiar stars/candidates. (~30%)
• The researchers will attend and present analysis results in collaboration meetings and lead writing of scientific papers. Some national and international travel may be required. (~10%)
PhD (or to be awarded before September 2020) in Astrophysics. We prefer applicants who have a strong observation background and some experience with the use of observation data, especially from large spectroscopy surveys.
Documents needed CV with list of publications, a 2-page statement of Research Experience and a 2-page Research Proposal. Two recommendation letters directly e-mailed to Dr. Xuefei CHEN (email@example.com)