Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (07/05/2013 02.30)

Measuring the mass accretion rate of galaxy clusters

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The caustic technique uses the celestial coordinates and redshifts of galaxies to estimate the gravitational potential and mass profiles of galaxy clusters from the central region to radii much larger than the virial radius. Similarly to gravitational lensing, the caustic technique does not rely on the dynamical equilibrium of the cluster. These features make the caustic technique a possible method to estimate the mass accretion rate of galaxy clusters. The hired fellow will implement and test this technique on synthetic clusters extracted from N-body simulations. The fellow will then apply the technique to real clusters in the redshift range 0.1-0.3 extracted from the HeCS catalogue. This estimate of the instantaneous accretion rate of clusters will represent the first measure ever of this quantity, an unprecedented test of the standard cosmological model and will constrain alternative theories of gravity.

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Selection process

qualifications and interview (in Turin)

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageExperienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year19367
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceyes
Covers research costsyes
Maximum duration of fellowship12
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Universita' degli Studi di Torino

Public research
Turin - Italy