Research in Solar Astronomy and Astrophysics

University of Glasgow

PhD 3 years Glasgow, UK

Uploaded 18 Dec 2018

Job Description

There are several PhD projects open for application in the Astronomy and Astrophysics group at the University of Glasgow:

Chromospheric observations of Solar Flares – Studies with SDO, IRIS and Hinode

Optical studies of solar flares

Structure and dynamics of tornado-like prominences

Diagnostics of solar particle acceleration – a cosmic prototype

Particles, Plasma and Electromagnetic Waves in the Heliosphere

Diagnostic of solar eruptive prominences

Nuclear radiation processes in solar flares

Pulsar Magnetospheres

Cosmic Magnetism and Plasma Cosmology

Plasma Sheath stability and plasma acoustics

Surface flow induced ionization in the Sun

Self-consistent dust growth in plasmas

There are various funding opportunities offering tuition fees and maintenance allowance. Further details can be found here.

The PhD projects include a 6 month placement in industry.

Person Specification

Many of the projects involve a significant amount of programming, particularly in IDL, though programming skills are not a requirement for the application.

EU and UK nationals with a good undergraduate degree in science, mathematics or computer science are eligible to apply.