2013

October 2
I am looking for a postdoctoral scholar who will work with me on analyzing the data from HETDEX and eBOSS at Penn State. If you want to decode the mystery of the Universe on your computer, please let me know!! Here is the official advertisement:
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral scholar position working with Prof. Donghui Jeong and collaborators in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at The Pennsylvania State University. The successful applicant will study cosmological implications of the observations from the large galaxy surveys such as HETDEX (Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy eXperiment), and eBOSS of SDSS IV. A Ph.D. in Astronomy or Physics is required, and experience with large surveys is preferable. The initial appointment will be for two years with a possibility for a renewal in the third year. The appointment will start in Fall 2014. The exact starting date can be flexible.

Starting from Fall of 2014, HETDEX expects to observe about a million Lyman-alpha emitters over a 9 cubic-Gpc volume at redshift 1.9 < z < 3.5 during three years of operation time. As a part of SDSS-IV starting from June 2014, eBOSS plans to observe about a half million high-redshift galaxies 0.6 < z < 1 and QSOs. With such an unprecedentedly large number of objects and volume coverage, HETDEX and eBOSS will open a new window to the high redshift universe. More information can be found at http://www.hetdex.org (HETDEX), http://www.sdss3.org/future/ (eBOSS) and information about the Department can be found at http://www.astro.psu.edu.

Application materials including CV (including the list of publication), statement of research interest (max 3 pages), and three letters of recommendation should be sent to Heather Lowe (hxl38@psu.edu) by December 15, 2013.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Donghui Jeong at hxl38@psu.edu

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

August 13
My daughter, Jiwon Kate Jeong, was born today. How adorable she is!

May 11 ~ May 15
Potsdam, Germany
5/11 - 5/12 BWI (2:13pm) - EWR (5:40pm) - TXL (8:05am)
5/13 - 5/14 IAP, Potsdam
HETDEX science collaboration meeting
5/15 TXL (9:35am) - EWR (12:50pm) - BWI (by train)
April 26 ~ April 27
Novel Probes of Gravity and Dark Energy, U Penn, Philadelphia, PA
April 9 ~ April 24
South Korea
4/9 - 4/11 BWI (17:30, 4/9) - LAX (00:20, 4/10) - INC (05:20, 4/11)
4/15 - 4/16 TRP(Topical Research Programs) meeting, Seoul, Korea
4/17 - 4/19 Worrying about non-linear relativistic effect on LSS @Kyungpook National University, Daeju, Korea
4/23 - 4/24 INC (17:00, 4/23) - SFO (16:19, 4/23) - BWI (0:26, 4/24)
April 4 ~ April 5
Neighborhood Workshop on Astrophysics and Cosmology, College Park, PA
February 24 ~ February 28
Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, NJ
2/25 12:30pm IAS Cosmo Lunch
The galaxy bispectrum
February 12 ~ February 13
Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
2/11 BWI(9:50 pm) - PIT (10:50 pm)
2/12 4:30pm Physics seminar
Unveiling the nature of dark energy and the physics of inflation from large-scale structure in the Universe
2/14 PIT (11:15 am) - BWI (12:20 pm)
February 6 ~ February 9
Department of Astronomy, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
2/8 12:00am Astronomy colloquium
Unveiling the nature of dark energy and the physics of inflation from large-scale structure in the Universe
January 30
Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
1/30 1:30pm GR seminar
New ways of searching for primordial gravitational waves from large-scale structure
January 23
1/23 3:30pm CoolSci@STScI talk
Probing Initial Conditions with the Large-Scale Structure of the Universe
January 13 ~ January 20
Seoul, Korea
1/13 - 1/14 JFK (1:00 pm) - INC (5:30 pm)
1/16 - 1/18 Seoul National University
Gravitational Waves - New Frontier
1/17 12:00pm talk on New ways of searching for the primordial gravitational wave from large-scale structure
1/20 INC (10:00 am) - JFK (9:40 am)
January 9 ~ January 12
Department of Physics, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
1/10 11:00am Fundamental Physics and Cosmology seminar
Unveiling the nature of dark energy and the physics of inflation from large-scale structure in the Universe