PhD studentship

STFC PhD studentship

The following areas can be covered:

  • General MHD wave theory with solar and astrophysical applications

  • Numerical modelling (HPC and GPU computing) of wave processes in the solar atmosphere

  • MHD wave observations and solar magneto-seismology

  • Heating of the solar atmosphere: waves, reconnection, etc.

  • Novel joint ground-based and satellite observations of the Sun and Sun-Earth system

  • Analysis of ionospheric perturbations: application to climate prediction and natural hazard risk assessment

  • Energy transfer mechanisms in the Sun-Earth system

  • Deep Learning / Machine Learning in application to solar data analysis

Successful candidates will receive knowledge in analytical and numerical modelling and analysing high-resolution observations obtained by cutting-edge ground-based instruments and space satellites.

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The studentship may be supplemented by income from assistance in undergraduate tutorials.

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Entry requirements

Applications are invited from mathematics, physics, engineering or computer sciences students who have graduated or expect to graduate with a first or upper-second class degree.


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