Funded PhD at the University of Glasgow

January 3, 2018, from Iain Hannah

A fully funded PhD studentship for a UK/EU student is available at the University of Glasgow on the topic of “The high energy emission from small solar flares”. This will involve using some of the latest solar X-ray data (including NASA’s NuSTAR telescope) to investigate heating of the solar atmosphere. The research will be supervised by Dr. Iain Hannah within the Astronomy & Astrophysics group in the SUPA School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Glasgow, UK.

The PhD studentship will start by October 2018 and is funded by the Royal Society for up to 4 years, covering the fees (of a UK or EU student), annual stipend (currently about £14.5K), as well as travel support.

Applicants should have (by the start date) at least a second class degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject and ideally some experience of solar (or astronomical) data analysis – coding in IDL, SolarSoft and/or Python.

Applications need to be made through the College of Science and Engineering by 16th February 2018.

For more information contact Dr Hannah directly ( or follow the link: