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Undergraduate Researcher

Company: California Institute of Technology
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering institute that marshals some of the world's brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions. We thrive on finding and cultivating talented people who are passionate about what they do. Join us and be a part of the diverse Caltech community. Job Summary The undergraduate researcher will work on the "orbitize!" research project. We need more precise modeling of dynamical interactions in order to properly analyze new data currently available in the field of exoplanet direct imaging. Modeling such interactions will be crucial to estimating the masses of exoplanets, a fundamental parameter in understanding their nature. Such precise dynamical modeling has never been done before in the field of exoplanet direct imaging and requires a detailed and focused effort to ensure it is done properly and correctly. Job Duties Contribute open-source code to our software package Implement new modeling features, verify it for correctness, and document the implementation so that our community is able to easily use this new modeling feature Attend regular group meetings to update the group on their progress Perform other related duties as assigned Basic Qualifications The researcher should have taken introductory physics classes at the undergraduate level At least 1 quarter/semester of experience with Python programming Preferred Qualifications Experience with open-source software development and N-body integrators for simulating gravitational interaction between bodies Required Documents Resume

Keywords: California Institute of Technology, Pasadena , Undergraduate Researcher, Other , Pasadena, California

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