Graduate Studies in the Solar-Stellar Connection at Georgia State University

November 5, 2018, from Jane Pratt

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University (Atlanta, Georgia, USA) invites applications from prospective graduate students interested in the solar-stellar connection. We seek highly motivated, qualified candidates with initial degrees in Physics, Astronomy, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, or Computer Science and a good working knowledge of English. Experience in programming with MPI-Fortran, Python, or other high-level languages, and knowledge of numerical methods is desirable. The deadline for application is January 15th, 2019. Successful candidates will enter the program in Fall 2019. Research assistantships are available. Prospective students should apply at

We study space plasma physics, solar/stellar physics, and space weather. New PhD projects will focus on one of several areas:
(1) Developing data analytics methods to predict solar flares and eruptions.
(2) Predicting space weather and space climate.
(3) Producing, understanding, and interpreting new helioseismology and astroseismology data.
(4) Theoretical/computational modeling of stars using hydrodynamic and magnetohydrodynamic simulations.

These PhD projects will use new computer systems at Georgia State University, national and international supercomputers, and data from world-class telescopes. Inquiries about the program and the application process can be directed to Dr. Jane Pratt (jpratt7 at