Observational Cosmology Group
PhD positions in
Astrophysics and Cosmology are available for:
- Observational projects
that probe the physics of galaxy formation and evolution. Several
specific projects are available which use
data from state-of-the-art surveys, including:
the multi-wavelength Cosmic Evolution Survey;
- The Hubble Ultra Deep Field 09 (UDF09), a 198 HST orbits
approved program for imaging with the WFC3 camera, that we installed on the
Hubble Space Telescope in May 2009.
a 1800 hour of observing time to image in the Near-Infrared in
ultra-deep mode 0.75 sq degrees of the sky, allowing the selection and
study of very high redshift galaxies, as a precursor to James Webb
Space Telescope and the ESO 42m European Large Telescope;
the 600h program on the ESO 8m VLT to cover spectroscopically the
- The Zurich ENvironmenta Survey (ZENS), a survey of >>100
nearby galaxy groups to study the physics of galaxy evolution in the most
typical galactic environment in the nearby universe.
(numerical) projects addressing fundamental questions
in galaxy formation and astrophysical cosmology, particularly linked to
the COSMIC VISIONS mission currently under study at the European Space
Agency (ESA) that combines weak gravitational lensing and
baryonic acoustic oscillations measurements to measure the equation of
state of dark energy;
projects, in particular in the context
of MUSE for the VLT (and its
follow-up - ERASMUS - for the ESO 42m ELT).
Applicants should please:
Send an application
containing a brief
Curriculum Vitae and a summary of research and academic experience,
including official (originals or pdf-scanned copies of original)
transcripts of academic record, and
Arrange for two letters
of recommendation to be sent directly by the Referees.
letters should be submitted electronically to:
who wish to receive further information on the PhD program in Extragalactic Astrophysics and Cosmology at the
Institute of Astronomy of the ETH Zurich
welcome to visit or contact Prof.
Carollo or Prof.