A PhD position is available to work on the search for electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational wave sources using GOTO. The position is at the University of Leicester, working with members of the GOTO team. Applications are welcome up until 31 March 2017. The successful applicant would be expected to start their PhD in October 2017.
For details of the post and the application procedure please visit http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/physics/postgraduate-study/research-degrees/projects/xroa/2017-po1
The main construction has now been completed. Piers, platforms, cable ducts and hatches as well as walkway and steps are all done. We also have chunky supporting walls as our platforms are wedged into the mountainside. See the galleries for some more images.
As part of the newly-approved Australian Research Council Centre for Excellence in Gravitational-wave Discovery, the GOTO team is seeking a postdoctoral associate to contribute to the search for optical counterparts to LIGO/Virgo detections. The position is based at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, working with members of the GOTO team there.
Please visit http://careersmanager.pageuppeople.com/513/cw/en/job/553883/postdoctoral-research-fellow-in-astrophysics for the position description and other details; applications close 31st December 2016.
Contracts have been signed, and construction work has now started!
At the moment, the work consists of clearing the site, preparing for heavier work, including creating the foundation. See the photo gallery for some pictures.