2016

December 3
I am glad to be named as one of "30 promising young Korean scientists" by Postech in Korea. ;)
October 29 - November 4
Seoul, Korea
10/29 - 10/30 SCE (10:42 am) - ORD (1:05 pm) - NRT (6:25 pm) - ICN (9:25 pm)
10/30 - 11/4 Korea Institute for Advanced Study KIAS
The 7th KIAS Workshop on Cosmology and Structure Formation
11/5 INC (1:35 pm) - NRT (4:55 pm) - IAD (5:40 pm) - SCE (6:50 pm)
October 3
Sarah Shander and I are looking for one or more postdoctoral scholars who will work with Sarah and me on analyzing the data from HETDEX and eBOSS and studying their cosmological implications at Penn State. If you want to decode the mystery of the Universe on your computer, or if you know excellent candidates, please let us know, and encourage she/he to apply for the position!! Here is the official advertisement:

The Departments of Physics and Astronomy and Astrophysics at The Pennsylvania State University are seeking one or more postdoctoral scholars in primordial cosmology and the cosmological implications of observations from large galaxy surveys such as HETDEX (Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy eXperiment), and eBOSS of SDSS IV. Currently gathering commissioning data, 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. Successful candidates will work with Prof. Donghui Jeong, Prof. Sarah Shandera and collaborators in the Center for Theoretical and Observational Cosmology of the Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos.More information can be found at http://www.hetdex.org (HETDEX), http://www.sdss.org/surveys/eboss/ (eBOSS) and information about the Departments and IGC can be found at http://www.astro.psu.edu (Astronomy & Astrophysics department), http://www.phys.psu.edu (Physics department), and http://igc.psu.edu (Institute for Gravitation & the Cosmos).

These positions require a Ph.D. in astronomy or physics and experience with large surveys is preferable. Application materials including CV (including the list of publications), statement of research interest (max 3 pages), and three letters of recommendation should uploaded to the Academic Jobs Online. In addition, Penn State requires candidates to register and complete the Penn State application form available at https://psu.jobs/job/66872. Application materials do not need to be uploaded to this Penn State site.

This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding on a yearly basis. The appointment will begin in Fall 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until suitable candidate(s) are found. Complete applications received by December 15, 2016 will receive full consideration. Questions should be directed to Dr. Donghui Jeong (djeong@psu.edu) or Dr. Sarah Shandera (ses47@psu.edu).

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July 10 - July 16
Sesto, Italy
7/8 AMS (9:20pm) - MUC (10:45pm)
7/11 - 7/15 Theoretical challenges for precision galaxy clustering, Sexten center for Astrophysics
7/11 talk: Cosmology with HETDEX
7/16 - 7/17 MUC (3:00pm) - FRA (5:45pm) - INC (11:00am, 7/17)
July 3 - July 8
Leiden, The Netherlands
7/3 ICN (2:35pm) - FRA (9:05pm) - AMS (10:15pm)
7/4 - 7/8 Biased Tracers of Large-Scale Structurethe, Lorentz Center
7/4 talk: Measuring bias parameters from the galaxy bispectrum
May 13 - July 24
Seoul, Korea
5/13 - 5/14 LAX (0:20am; 5/13) - ICN (5:20am; 5/14)
5/16-7/1 Research visit at Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS)
5/23 Talk at KDESci meeting: Cosmology with HETDEX
6/10 Colloquium at Kyungsang National University: Mystery of Dark Energy
6/13 - 16 A crash course on cosmology at Korea University
6/22 Visit Yonsei University: neutrinos in cosmology
6/27 Talk at KDESci meeting: Perturbative expansion of the galaxy bias
7/24 ICN (10:00am) - JFK (11:30am)
May 8 - May 12
Austin, TX
5/8 SCE (5:29pm) - IAD (7:45pm) - AUS (10:37pm)
5/10-11 HETDEX collaboration meeting
5/12 AUS (4:08pm) - LAX (5:35pm)
March 31 - April 1
State College, PA
3/31 - 4/1 Neighborhood workshop at Penn State
January 1
Happy new year!