I am absolutely thrilled to announce that my proposal for a junior research group here was selected for funding by Leibniz-Gemeinschaft via the Leibniz Competition. The project will start next summer, and is located here at at the Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP). There has been an official press announcement from the Leibniz Association, and more details can be found in the AIP’s press release.
The five-year project is about phase-space correlations of satellite galaxies, planes of satellites and more. It’s incredible that this topic, which I started to work on 10 years ago and which was met with a lot of skepticism, grew into such a success that I can now give people jobs. I will be hiring two PhD students, have already advertised one postdoc position in dwarf galaxies / near-field cosmology (with an observational emphasis). Application deadline is December 31, 2020, and the position is for up to five years total. Please reach out if you have any questions about this position or the application process.
I am incredibly grateful and want to thank everyone who made this success possible. Without those who gave me opportunities, support, mentoring, or collaborated with me over the years, this success wouldn’t have happened. Thank you!