A few months ago I mentioned a rather large professional change – namely that in January I’ll be moving to the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania. In that post I referred to at least one further surprise to come later, and I’m now ready to announce two.
First, Penn is setting up a new Center for Particle Cosmology, launching January 1, 2009 (although, as you’ll see by clicking on the link, the web site is already up and running, in case potential students and postdocs, or just curious others wish to check us out.)
This is extremely exciting, and I’m very much looking forward to arriving in the Spring and getting involved (Bhuvnesh Jain and I will be co-directing the center.) A large part of my excitement is because of the second nice surprise – Justin Khoury has recently accepted a faculty position at Penn, and will also be joining the department and the new center in January. I’ve been a fan of Justin’s work for a while, and given the overlap of our research interests, we’ll hopefully have a lot to talk about.
All this provides me with a handy excuse to mention that if you’re looking for a postdoc position, and you’re interested in what we’re up to, then you may want to look at our announcement of two postdoctoral fellowships for Fall 2009.
Also, be sure to look for an announcement of our inaugural workshop.