Misc: Plumfund fundraising + Experimental astrophysics postdoc + CR4 Engineering Forum

Some miscellaneous items in my requested link queue:

If you are thinking about a crowd-funding campaign, check out Plumfund, a “free online crowdfunding and fundraising website”.

About Plumfund:

  • Featured on Shark Tank in 2014 with investment from Kevin O’leary
  • Easy to use with aligned branding (Giving Feels Good)
  • Flexible platform as a general crowdfunding site or a registry site for celebrations


A friend at the institute in Sweden where I used to work asked me to post this astrophysics postdoctoral job notice: KTH | Postdoctoral scholarship in experimental high-energy astrophysics/astroparticle physics 

A postdoctoral scholarship is available in the Particle and Astroparticle Physics research group ( www.particle.kth.se) at the Department of Physics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

The position primarily concerns the development of space missions with a focus on X-ray polarimetry. The research group has conducted ballooning campaigns for hard X-ray polarimetry (PoGOLite, PoGO+), participates in the X-ray Imaging Polarimetry Explorer (XIPE) mission proposal for ESA M4, and is developing a national small satellite concept for gamma-ray burst polarimetry. The successful candidate will participate in the further development of X-ray polarisation missons within the group (instrument development and analysis of data from on-going missions).


I’m pointed to the CR4 – Engineering Forum, an engineering discussion forum with

  • Over 100,000 archived and searchable discussion threads.
  • Fifteen special interest categories, such as Aerospace, Civil Engineering, and Transportation.
  • CR4 Daily Digest, a publication which shares the day’s top posts with over 100,000 subscribers.