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Postdoctoral position in the field of extragalactic distance scale
Applications are invited for one postdoctoral position at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (NCAC), in Warsaw, Poland, in the field of extragalactic distance scale. The successful applicant will work with Prof. Grzegorz Pietrzyński on the project “A sub-percent distance scale from binaries and Cepheids” funded by the European Research Council. The work will include the analysis of  high-resolution spectra, optical and near infrared photometry with the aim to measure precise and accurate distances to Galactic and extragalactic objects. Since the team operate a dedicated observatory located at Cerro Armazones (on the same place where ELT is being built) the experience in instrumentation and dedication to observations will be an advantage. (read more…)

 

The main goal of the Araucaria Project is to improve the calibration of the cosmic distance scale in the local Universe. We are tracing down the environmental dependencies of the various standard candles by comparing their distances obtained with different methods.

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