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Galaxies & Cosmology

Galaxy Formation, Intergalactic Medium, Active Galactic Nuclei, Galaxy-Black Hole Coevolution, Galaxy Clusters, Early Universe

Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/MSSL/R.Soria et al, Optical: AURA/Gemini OBs

The most obvious large structures in the Universe are the galaxies, which over the span of cosmic time have been the nexus for both the evolution of stars and large-scale structure in the Universe. CIERA researchers are engaged in understanding both the evolution of the galaxies and the environments they are embedded in, as well as the stellar populations they are comprised of and the supermassive black holes they host.

Research at CIERA

CIERA researchers work on understanding the origins of structure in the Universe. Professor Faucher-Giguère’s group develops sophisticated cosmological hydrodynamic simulations of galaxy formation. The simulations are used to answer a wide variety of science questions, including how star formation is regulated in galaxies, how galaxies interact with the circum-galactic medium and the intergalactic medium, and how galaxies and their black holes co-evolve.

 

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Postdoctoral Associate Positions in Theoretical Astronomy & Astrophysics

Deadline: 11:59pm, December 1, 2019

Northwestern University expects to offer postdoctoral associate positions in theoretical astronomy and astrophysics starting in fall 2020. These positions will be part of the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) at Northwestern. Successful applicants will benefit from interaction with a broad interdisciplinary group of researchers…

Postdoctoral Associate Positions in Observational Astronomy & Astrophysics

Deadline: 11:59pm, December 1, 2019

Image Credit: Ethan Tweedie Photography/W. M. Keck Observatory (from NASA.gov) Northwestern University expects to offer postdoctoral associate positions in observational and instrumental astronomy and astrophysics starting in fall 2020. Of particular interest this year are: candidates who will work with Prof. Ulmer on the application of magnetic thin films to control deformable or deployable normal

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