University of Pennsylvania

Contact: Gary Bernstein,
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UPenn's astrophysics group has a strong concentration in survey-oriented work for multiple science pursuits, and are eager to work with LSST collaborators on forthcoming advances.  Our faculty and students have made foundational contributions to cosmological measurements with weak gravitational lensing and galaxy clustering (Professors Jain and Bernstein), with high-z supernovae and photometric typing (Sako), population studies of early-type galaxies (Bernardi and Sheth), Milky Way structure (Sanderson), and searches for outer solar system bodies (Bernstein).  Our group has also provided software with algorithmic advances in precision measurement of photometry, astrometry, galaxy shape and structure, and PSFs in past surveys such as SDSS and DES (Jarvis, Bernardi, and Bernstein).  UPenn provides a rich, collaborative environment for postdocs interested in advancing any of these areas with LSST.  Philadelphia is a lively, diverse and affordable city enjoyed by all our students and postdocs, and UPenn has many programs of outreach to local communities.

LSSTC Fellows at UPenn will have use of the local computing cluster, and full access to DES data.  Strong connections to CMB surveys (ACT, Simons) and to 21-cm surveys (PAPER, HERA) are possible through Penn faculty's engagement in these projects.

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