University of Oslo, Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics, Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics – 4 PhD fellowships in Solar Physics

April 1, 2018, from Richard Morton

The fellowships are for a period of 3 years. The PhD fellowships are connected to the Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics (RoCS) funded by the Research Council of Norway and the University of Oslo from November 1st, 2017. The primary goal of RoCS 10-year effort lies in understanding the workings of the energetic Sun. To attack this goal a concerted effort of numerical modelling, both fluid (extended MHD) and particle oriented, will be combined with high quality observations taken at ground based and space based observatories to produce models of the active Sun.

The PhD fellowships are offered to students who will start Ph.D. studies in the autumn semester 2018. The application deadline is the 15th of April.
All fellowships require that the candidate fulfills all requirements for being accepted as a Ph.D. student at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the University of Oslo. These requirements include that the candidate has a bachelor degree with at least the average grade C on the ECTS scale and a master’s degree which includes a research thesis, and where both the grade of the thesis and the average grade of courses included in the master’s degree are B (ECTS) or better. Candidates, except those listed in, MUST submit documentation of English proficiency with their application.

Further information and link to electronic application forms for each fellowship:

    • ALMA related research, esp. solar (supervisor Sven Wedemeyer):

Solar physics (numerical simulations of energetic events in the solar corona, supervisor Boris Gudiksen):

Solar physics (observational, supervisor Luc Rouppe van der Voort):

Solar physics (general):