4 Fully-funded PhD Opportunities (Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) *** deadline 7 January 2021 ***

December 20, 2020, from tdomf_b336c

Please find below 4 fully-funded PhD adverts in the areas of Solar Physics and Magnetosphere, Ionosphere and Solar-Terrestrial (MIST), for PhD opportunities within the Solar Physics research group at Northumbria University (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK). The Solar Physics group is a large and successful research group, and our long-term programme is to understand all aspects of the solar-terrestrial connection. Evidence of the group’s success includes funding from STFC (including an Ernest Rutherford Fellow), NERC, Leverhulme Trust, Royal Astronomical Society, the US Air Force, and a UKRI Future Leader Fellow. The group also plays multiple roles in the UKRI SWIMMR (Space Weather Instrumentation, Measurement, Modelling and Risk) programme in support of the UK Met Office.

The 4 PhD opportunities are:

• Oscillatory Reconnection: the physics of time-dependent, wave-generating reconnection


supervised by Professor James McLaughlin

(Advert Reference: RDF20/EE/MPEE/MCLAUGHLINJames)

• Can a star’s internal oscillations power their coronae


supervised by Dr Richard Morton

(Advert Reference: RDF20-R/EE/MPEE/MortonRichard)

• Energy transfer in Earth’s Radiation Belts through global electromagnetic waves


supervised by Professor Jonathan Rae

(Advert Reference: RDF20/EE/MPEE/RAEJonathan)

• The substorm source of Earth’s outer radiation belt


supervised by Professor Clare Watt

(Advert Reference: RDF20/EE/MPEE/WATTClare)


Deadline is 7th January 2021.

PhD Start Date: Ideally 1st June 2021 (but there is flexibility for an earlier or a later start date).

For informal questions, please contact the relevant supervisor, and/or contact Professor James McLaughlin james.a.mclaughlin@northumbria.ac.uk .

Details on the research group can be found here : https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/academic-departments/mathematics-physics-and-electrical-engineering/research/solar-physics/