ACBAR Winterover Position

The Arcminute Cosmology Bolometer Array Receiver (ACBAR) project is seeking an individual to operate the experiment at the South Pole during the next Austral Winter (Dec 2002-Nov 2003). ACBAR is a 16 element, 250 mK bolometer array observing in 4 mm/sub-mm wavelength bands. Placed on the 2.5m off-axis Viper Telescope, ACBAR takes advantage of the uniquely transparent and stable atmosphere at the South Pole to produce high resolution observations of the early universe. The primary science goal of ACBAR is the observation of fine angular scale CMB anisotropies. This includes a program of observations of the Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect in distant clusters of galaxies.

The ACBAR winterover will be primarily responsible for keeping the telescope and receiver operating and will be part of the ACBAR science team. A strong background in experimental physics, computing, astronomy, or electrical engineering is desired. The salary level will be based on the experience of the applicant and will include a large incentive for wintering over at the Pole. For additional information see http://cfpa.berkeley.edu/~swlh/research/acbar.html. Candidates are requested to email their CV and the names of three reference to Prof. William Holzapfel at swlh@cfpa.berkeley.edu.