Fully-funded PhD opportunities at Northumbria and Newcastle Universities (deadline Monday 25th April 2022)

Northumbria University and Newcastle University have been successful with a new STFC-funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Intensive Science:

https://newsroom.northumbria.ac.uk/pressreleases/space-expertise-brings-ps1-dot-3m-big-data-science-boost-to-north-east-3173439

and

https://www.findaphd.com/phds/program/nudata-centre-for-doctoral-training-in-data-intensive-science/?p5700

We have up to 7 fully funded PhD studentships available for entry in October 2022. These studentships are for 4 years and include full UK fees, a living allowance of £16,062 for 2022/23 full time study, and additional funding to cover research costs and national/international travel such as conferences. Students will undertake a PhD in STFC science (including across solar physics, space physics, astrophysics, cosmology; see project descriptions below), will do formal training in Data Intensive Science and will spend six months in an industrial placement.

The closing date for applications is Monday 25th April 2022.

NUdata offers a cohort-based training partnership between Northumbria and Newcastle Universities and is funded by STFC. Students will undertake an original PhD research project within the STFC remit but will also be trained in data science techniques and will choose from 40+ partners in industry, charity or government for their placement. NUdata’s vision is to create STFC scientists with the data science skills necessary to address the data challenges presented by both STFC science and broader society. Find out more at https://research.northumbria.ac.uk/nudata/

The Centre covers a wide range of STFC science and a list of 18 available projects offered for October 2022 start can be found here and below:

Solar Physics
• Bayes in space: adding uncertainty to deep learning in solar physics
https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/bayes-in-space-adding-uncertainty-to-deep-learning-in-solar-physics-nudata-ee-mpee-morton/?p143653

• Characterising the heating and cooling imprints of the solar corona
https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/characterising-the-heating-and-cooling-imprints-of-the-solar-corona-nudata-ee-mpee-antolin/?p143647

• Hierarchical transfer learning using numerical simulations to model coronal loop instabilities https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/hierarchical-transfer-learning-using-numerical-simulations-to-model-coronal-loop-instabilities-nudata-ee-mpee-botha/?p143650

• The Physics of Solar Prominences: an AI/ML approach
https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/the-physics-of-solar-prominences-an-ai-ml-approach-nudata-ee-mpee-regnier/?p143655

• Understanding the energy budgets for solar flares and their use in forecasting via machine-learning
https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/understanding-the-energy-budgets-for-solar-flares-and-their-use-in-forecasting-via-machine-learning-nudata-ee-mpee-bloomfield/?p143649

Space Physics / Magnetosphere, Ionosphere and Solar-Terrestrial

• Investigating Earth’s Magnetospheric Structures through Machine Learning
https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/investigating-earth-s-magnetospheric-structures-through-machine-learning-nudata-ee-mpee-bentley/?p143648

• Large-scale ionospheric currents with SuperMAG
https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/large-scale-ionospheric-currents-with-supermag-nudata-ee-mpee-coxon/?p143651

• Determining the role of pressure gradients and localised physics in the detonation of the magnetospheric substorm
https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/determining-the-role-of-pressure-gradients-and-localised-physics-in-the-detonation-of-the-magnetospheric-substorm-nudata-ee-mpee-rae/?p143654

• Classification and understanding of wave spectra in Earth’s outer radiation belt
https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/classification-and-understanding-of-wave-spectra-in-earth-s-outer-radiation-belt-nudata-ee-mpee-watt/?p143656

• Machine learning for detection of wave-particle interactions in real-time in the solar wind
https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/machine-learning-for-detection-of-wave-particle-interactions-in-real-time-in-the-solar-wind-nudata-ee-mpee-wicks/?p143657

Planetary
• Double-diffusive convection in Saturn
https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/double-diffusive-convection-in-saturn-nudata03/?p143661

• Polar vortices in Jupiter’s atmosphere
https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/polar-vortices-in-jupiter-s-atmosphere-nudata02/?p143660

Astrophysics
• Answering Big Questions in Cosmology with big data from Galaxy Surveys
https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/answering-big-questions-in-cosmology-with-big-data-from-galaxy-surveys-nudata08/?p143675

• Cosmic Shear Cosmology
https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/cosmic-shear-cosmology-nudata04/?p143662

• Discovering new black holes in optical surveys
https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/discovering-new-black-holes-in-optical-surveys-nudata05/?p143664

• Dynamical Processes in Stellar Interiors
https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/dynamical-processes-in-stellar-interiors-nudata06/?p143665

• Interstellar and Intergalactic random magnetic fields
https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/interstellar-and-intergalactic-random-magnetic-fields-nudata01/?p143659

• The cosmic evolution of supermassive black holes: advanced panchromatic Bayesian modelling applied to JWST surveys
https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/the-cosmic-evolution-of-supermassive-black-holes-advanced-panchromatic-bayesian-modelling-applied-to-jwst-surveys-nudata07/?p143673

For informal enquiries, email Professor James McLaughlin (Northumbria: james.a.mclaughlin@northumbria.ac.uk) or Professor Tamara Rogers (Newcastle: tamara.rogers@newcastle.ac.uk), or contact the project supervisors.