PhD Studentships in Solar and Magnetospheric Theory at the University of St Andrews

January 30, 2020, from Thomas Neukirch

PhD Studentships in Solar and Magnetospheric Theory at the University of St Andrews

The Solar and Magnetospheric Theory Group (SMTG) in the School and Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews, is currently looking for applicants for a minimum of 3 PhD studentships, subject to the usual UK Research Council eligibility criteria on citizenship and residency.

These studentships are nominally for a start in September/October 2020, but we also encourage applications from candidates who have already completed an undergraduate degree and would be able to start at the end of May 2020.

The available research projects include, but are not limited to:

– Theory and Simulations of Space Weather in the Earth’s Magnetosphere

(https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/theory-and-simulations-of-space-weather-in-the-earth-s-magnetosphere/?p117833)

– Simulating the Sun: Can We Predict Solar Storms ?

(https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/simulating-the-sun-can-we-predict-solar-storms/?p117834)

– Coronal Heating by MHD Waves

(https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/coronal-heating-by-mhd-waves/?p117837)

– Magnetic Flux Emergence on the Sun

(https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/magnetic-flux-emergence-on-the-sun/?p117850)

– Particle Acceleration in Solar Flares.

(https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/particle-acceleration-in-solar-flares/?p117835)

The Solar and Magnetospheric Theory Group has 7 academic staff, 6 PDRAs and currently 7 PhD students. It is one of three research groups in the Applied Mathematics Division of the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews. For further information on the SMTG, see http://www-solar.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/index.html.

The minimum academic entry requirement is a UK upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Applied Mathematics, Theoretical Physics or a closely related subject. Apart from excellent academic qualifications, we expect applicants to have the motivation and enthusiasm to enable them to successfully work on an extended research project in solar and magnetospheric theory.

While there is no formal application deadline, we would encourage all candidates to submit their application as soon as possible (in particular if an applicant would like to be considered for an end of May 2020 start date).

For details about the application process see: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/maths/prospective/pg/phdprogrammes/ and for informal enquiries email either Prof Thomas Neukirch (tn3@st-andrews.ac.uk) or Prof Alan Hood (awh@st-andrews.ac.uk).

http://www-solar.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/index.html


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