PhD positions in Galaxy Formation and in Visible & NIR astrometry

Job Summary

Pre-doctoral / Graduate Positions
Lunds universitet
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Job Description

Astronomy in Lund has a long history of famous astronomers working on understanding the dynamics and the constituents of the Milky Way. Today we honour this legacy by actively pursuing questions at the cutting edge of astronomical research, namely the formation and evolution of galaxies, stars and exoplanets.

The Division of Astrophysics at the Department of Physics, Lund University, invites applications for two PhD positions:

- Galaxy Formation (with O. Agertz)

The doctoral student will work in research areas focused on computer simulations of galaxy formation. The work will involve already available simulations, as well as new ones designed and performed by the student. A special focus will be on how changes in a galaxy's life, such as galaxy collisions and the way cosmic gas accretes affects its development, as well as how basic properties such as galaxy sizes, masses, and rotational velocities are established.

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- Visible and NIR astrometry (w. David Hobbs)

The European Space Agency mission Gaia has revolutionised our understanding of the Milky Way. Gaia is an optical-wavelength astrometry mission that measures the positions, parallaxes and proper motions for close to two billion stars. The future GaiaNIR mission will greatly expand upon the success of Gaia and extend the catalogue into the Near Infra-Red. This project is aimed at quantifying the impact on Galactic studies that the new observational data will bring. This PhD project is part of the MWGaiaDN MSCA Doctoral Network.

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Application Details

Publication Start Date
2023 Mar 16
Application Deadline
2023 Apr 21