PhD Studentships in the Jeremiah Horrocks Institute, UCLan

February 8, 2018, from Robert Walsh

Applications are invited for two full time PhD (via MPhil) studentships in Astronomy or Astrophysics in the Jeremiah Horrocks Institute

Each studentship is tenable for up to 3.5 years full-time (subject to satisfactory progress).

Project Description: The projects will be in one of the JHI research areas, depending on the preference of the students ranked highest on the list of applicants. The Solar and Solar-terrestrial Physics projects are;

– Investigating the rotation of sunspots with the Solar Dynamics Observatory (supervisor: Dr. Daniel Brown)

– Solar Energetic Particles and Space Weather (Prof. Silvia Dalla)

– Determining the fine scale structure of the solar corona (Prof. Robert Walsh)

These projects are suggested opportunities offered by JHI staff. If you would like more details on these solar physics projects or would like to discuss something else related to their field of study, then please contact the project supervisors directly (

For other informal academic discussion, please email or

For further information and how to apply, see:

Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry via email at

Closing date: 2nd March 2018
Interview date: 14th March 2018