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Astrophysics and High Performance Computing

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Astrophysics and High Performance Computing

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Astrophysics and High Performance Computing

Sharpest ever view (1.5Gpx) of the Andromeda Galaxy by the Hubble Space Telescope
Credit: NASA, ESA, J. Dalcanton (University of Washington, USA), B. F. Williams (University of Washington, USA), L. C. Johnson (University of Washington, USA), the PHAT team, and R. Gendler.

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Barred spiral NGC 5101 and nearly edge-on system NGC 5078
Credit : APOD (25/05/2016) Dietmar Hager. Eric Benson

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The Helix Nebula in Infrared
Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, Spitzer Space Telescope; Processing: Judy Schmidt

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Herschel’s view of the Horsehead Nebula
Copyright ESA/Herschel/PACS, SPIRE/N. Schneider, Ph. André, V. Könyves (CEA Saclay, France) for the “Gould Belt survey” Key Programme

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Andromeda Galaxy seen in infrared
Copyright ESA/Herschel/PACS/SPIRE/J. Fritz, U. Gent

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The Crab Nebula (or Messier 1), a remnant of a supernova explosion
Copyright : European Southern Observatory / Manu Mejias

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ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory view of the COSMOS field.
Credit: ESA/Herschel/SPIRE/HerMES Key Programme; Hubble images: NASA, ESA; Keck Spectra: Caltech/W. M. Keck Observatory.

IRAS 08572+3915 an ultraluminous infrared galaxy
Credit: Gerhardt Meurer (The Johnos Hopkins University)
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Call of Computer Scientist’s Position
Call of Computer Scientist’s Position

The Astrophysics and High Performance Computing’ (AHPC) group of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of European University Cyprus carries out pioneering work in Astrophysics, Algorithms and Analysis, Network Science and Parallel and Distributed Computing. The group has a prestigious network of international collaborators. 

The AHPC group seeks applicants for Computer Scientist position with very good programming skills.  The successful candidate will work on the project GRATOS  (Graph Theoretical Tools for Sciences) – EXCELLENCE/1216/0207. The project founded by the Research & Innovation Foundation, under the program EXCELLENCE  HUBS,  Programmes for Research, Technological Development And Innovation, “RESTART 2016 – 2020”. GRATOS  project aims to exploit graph-theoretical and network analysis methods and tools combined with specialized tools, application based, for providing efficient solutions for some important practical problems originating in diverse Sciences such as Neuroscience and Astrophysics. 

The position is available for 1-2 years with the possibility of extension. The Gross Monthly Salary will be in the range 1,542 – 2,056 euro depending on qualifications and experience. Additional funding for travel and other research expenses is available for the position. 

QUALIFICATIONS  

  • Bachelor`s Degree and/or postgraduate degree (M.Sc.) in Computer Science/Engineering or Mathematics or Electrical Engineering or Physics or a related field from an accredited institution. 
  • Very good programming skills. 
  • Good (computer science related) algorithmic and mathematical background 
  • Prior experience with Graph Theory or Network Analysis will be considered an advantage. 
  • Previous research experience will be considered an advantage. 

 

The successful candidate will collaborate with the team for the modeling and development of efficient solutions for clustering/classification problems with applications in Neuroscience and Astrophysics. The proposed solutions will be implemented/evaluated in common programming languages such as C/C++ and Python utilizing visualization tools such as Cytoscape and igraph. Knowledge of the applications (Neuroscience or Astrophysics) is not required.  

 

Application letters (including a detailed CV) must be sent by e-mail as a single .pdf file to:


Associate
Professor Dr. Vicky Papadopoulou Lestaστο R.Office@euc.ac.cy

 In the subject line please use the title Computer Scientist Position 2019 ***

To receive full consideration, applications should be received by November 21, 2019 with immediate start.Applications sent after this date will be considered until the position is filled.

For more information, please contact Associate Prof. Vicky PapadopoulouLestaby phone at +35722713046 or via e-mail atv.papadopoulou@euc.ac.c

 

 

Chat with an Astronomer

Chat with our researchers on various astronomical subjects and recent research updates from our group.

     

EARTH

Name: Earth Mass: 5.9 ×1024 kg
Radius: 6,371 km
Distance (from Earth): 0 km # of Stars: 0

MOON

Name: Moon Mass: 7.3 ×1022 kg
Radius: 1,737 km
Distance (from Earth): 384,400 km = 1.2 light-second # of Stars: 0

JUPITER

Name: Jupiter Mass: 1.9×1027 kg = 317.8×Earth = 1/1047 × Sun
Radius: 69,911 km
Distance (from Earth):  Closest: 588 ×106 km = 33 light-minutes  Farthest: 968 ×106 km = 54 light-minutes  # of Stars: 0
 

SUN

Name: Sun Type: Star Mass: 1.9×1030 kg = 333,000 × Earth
Radius: 695,700 km = 109 × Earth
Distance (from Earth): 1 AU ≈ 1.496×108 km = 8 light-minutes # of Stars: 1

HELIX

Name: Helix Nebula Type: Planetary Nebula Mass: < 8 x Sun
Radius: 2.7 x 1013 km = 2.87 light-years
Distance (from Earth): 6.7 x 1015 km = 714 light-years # of Stars: 1 white dwarf star
 

ORION

Name: Orion Nebula Type: Diffuse Nebula Mass: ~ 2,000 x Sun
Radius: 1.1 x 1014 km = 12 light-years
Distance (from Earth): 1.3 x 1016 km =1,344 light-years # of Stars: 2,800

GLOBULAR CLUSTER

Name: 47 Tucanae (NGC 104) Type: Globular Cluster Mass: 7.00×10x Sun  Radius: 5.7 x 1014 km = 60 light-years
Distance (from Earth): 1.6 x 1017 km =16,700 light-years # of Stars: > 500,000
 

SPIRAL GALAXY

Name: Pinwheel Galaxy (Messier 101) Type: Spiral Galaxy Mass: 100×10x Sun (disk) + 3×10x Sun (central bulge) Radius: 8 x 1017 km = 85,000 light-years
Distance (from Earth): 1.4 x 1020 km = 20,900,000 light-years # of Stars: ~1 trillion (1012)
 

GALAXY CLUSTER

Name: Abell 1689  Type: Galaxy Cluster Mass: ~1015 x Sun  Radius: 9.4 x 1018 km = 1,000,000 light-years
Distance (from Earth): 2.3 x 1022 km = 2,459,000,000 light-years # of Stars: >160,000 globular clusters