Funded PhDs in Solar System Physics at Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University’s Physics Department is seeking high-quality candidates for 3-yr STFC-funded PhD projects in the field of Solar System Physics. The group has particular strengths in modelling and observational analysis of the solar atmosphere/solar wind, space weather forecasting, and instrument development for space missions. Our recent work concentrates on the development of novel data analysis techniques for solar atmospheric images, ground-based spectropolarimetric analysis of the quiescent and flaring corona, space weather studies and forecasting, advanced numerical modelling of coronal structures, calculations of molecular emission in solar/exoplanet contexts, and lunar surface impactors. We develop new instrumentation for solar and planetary applications, and particularly welcome applications in this field for the 2022 round.

Applications are due by June 8th 2022 for a September 2022 start. Due to limitations set by the funders, only applicants with UK residency can be considered for this year’s positions, although we will welcome early overseas applicants for the following academic year (September 2023 start).

Applicants should follow the instructions at Informal enquiries are welcome, please contact Prof Huw Morgan, by email: