We invite applications for a postdoctoral position centred on the simulation and theory of gravitational lensing at the University of Bologna. The postdoc will have the opportunity to work with large scale computer simulations of weak and strong gravitational lensing and on developing techniques for interpreting and analysing observational data. Gravitational lensing has become an essential probe of cosmological models and the properties of dark matter in galaxies and galaxy clusters. This work will be targeted at effectively extracting such information from lensing data. There will be some freedom for the researcher to choose the direction of research within both strong and weak lensing. The group is involved with preparations for Euclid, strong lens modelling, cosmological simulations and the statistical interpretation of weak and strong lensing. The appointment will be for one year extendable to 3 years.
The University of Bologna (https://physics-astronomy.unibo.it/en/research/research-areas/astrophysics) along with the neighbouring Observatory for Astrophysics and Space Science (INAF-OAS, https://www.oas.inaf.it/en/) has a large and vibrant community working on astrophysics, cosmology and gravitational lensing in particular.
For more information contact Prof. Ben Metcalf ([email protected]). Applications must be done online through (https://bandi.unibo.it/ricerca/assegni-ricerca?id_bando=54618), but please send a CV to the above address as well.
The deadline for applications is November 15, 2021.
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