PhD Studentships at the University of Warwick

November 24, 2020, from Heather Cegla

The Astronomy & Astrophysics Group at the University of Warwick is recruiting PhD candidates to start in October 2021. All applications must be submitted by January 15th 2021, 12:00 pm GMT.

Available projects include:
-Stellar Variability and Exoplanet Characterisation (Supervisor: Heather Cegla)
-Extrasolar planetesimal belts (Supervisor: Grant Kennedy)
-The Population of Compact Double White Dwarf Binary Stars (Supervisor: Tom Marsh)
-Remnants of planetary systems around white dwarfs (Supervisor: Boris Gänsicke)
-Stellar and planet formation history across the disk and halo of the Milky Way (Supervisor: Pier-Emmanuel Tremblay)
-Exoplanet atmospheres at high spectral resolution and simulation of future observations of bio-markers (Supervisor: Matteo Brogi)

Further details on how to apply and the available, and potential, projects can be found here:

Applicants are encouraged to contact the project supervisors for further information on the projects and/or the Department.

Warwick is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in the research, with world leading expertise in white dwarfs and exoplanets, and is home to the cross-disciplinary Research Centre for Exoplanets and Habitability. Our group is involved in many major ground and space-based projects, including the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, ESA’s CHEOPS satellite and upcoming PLATO mission, the Next Generation Transit Survey (NGTS), and the Gravitational-wave Optical Transient Observer (GOTO). We are also involved in the development of theoretical models using the University’s super-computing facilities, and are experts in the exploration of large and heterogenous data sets, adopting novel techniques including machine learning.

Moreover, Warwick is an excellent place to begin your scientific career, where you will be exposed to a wide range of research topics. You will be immersed in a friendly, collaborative and supportive environment, working with and learning from experts in very different areas, ranging from instrumentation to theoretical physics. At Warwick, personal development is a priority, and incoming PhD students will be invited to join our network of international collaborators, lead projects, and present their work on an international platform.

Both the Physics Department and the University of Warwick hold Athena SWAN Silver awards, a national initiative to promote gender equality for all staff and students. The Physics Department is also a Juno Champion, which is an award from the Institute of Physics to recognise our efforts to address the under-representation of women in university physics and to encourage better practice for both women and men.

At the University of Warwick, we strongly value equity, diversity and inclusion, and encourage applications from all under-represented groups.

More information on the Warwick Astronomy & Astrophysics Group can be found here:

More information on the Centre for Exoplanets and Habitability can be found here:

Non-UK candidates should consult the Scholarship and Funding Opportunities:, and contact the relevant project supervisor to discuss potential applications well in advance of the deadlines.