Two PhD Fellowship Positions in Extragalactic Astronomy at the Cosmic Dawn Center, National Space Institute of Denmark

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, December 11, 2020
Archive Date: 
Friday, January 29, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
National Space Institute of Denmark
Department Name: 
The Cosmic DAWN Center
Street Line 1: 
Elektrovej, building 327 and 328.
City: 
Kg.s Lyngby
State/Province: 
Copenhagen
Zip/Postal: 
2800
Country: 
Denmark
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 


Project descriptions
Fellowships are intended for outstanding candidates with a background in astronomy, physics, or
The first fellowship is intended to work on numerical simulations of the first galaxies as they formed and evolved during the cosmic dawn epoch.  One of the goals is to simulate the on-sky large-scale fluctuations in the line intensities of the first galaxies. Observing these fluctuations is called intensity mapping (IM), and is a new technique for studying the large-scale structure of the Universe. The IM signal depends both on the detailed astrophysical processes in the ISM within the galaxies as well as the underlying dark matter density.  The IM technique, therefore, provides important cosmological and astrophysical information, not readily obtained using other methods.

The second fellowship will mainly, but not exclusively, work on observational data of high-redshift galaxies and galaxy protoclusters. Part of the project will study distant galaxy protoclusters, the largest gravitationally bound objects in the Universe, and characterize their galaxy populations using multi-wavelength data obtained as part of the COSMOS survey, the RAGERS survey, the SPT survey, and the GLT+GISMO Extragalactic Survey. Numerical simulations of protoclusters will be undertaken in synergy with the observations to gain physical insight into their formation and evolution with cosmic time.

Application
Please submit your online application by 25 January 2021 (Danish time).

To view the full announcement and to apply: www.career.dtu.dk

Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 25, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, January 25, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Thomas Greve
Title: 
DAWN Co-Director
Institution/Company: 
DTU Space
Department Name: 
The Cosmic DAWN Center
Street Line 1: 
Elektrovej, building 327 and 328.
City: 
Kgs. Lyngby
State/Province: 
Coepnhagen
Zip/Postal Code: 
2800
Country: 
Denmark
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Thomas Greve
Email: 
tgreve@space.dtu.dk