Solar Physics and Space Plasma Research Centre (SP2RC)

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PhD Studentship

A PhD studentship is available at the Solar Physics and Space Plasma Research Centre (SP2RC), School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sheffield in one of the areas of interest of the Centre:

  • Helioseismology of the Sun
  • Magnetoseismology of the solar atmosphere (from spicules to corona)
  • General MHD wave theory with astrophysical applications
  • MHD wave observations and Solar Magneto-Seismology
  • Heating of the solar atmosphere: waves, reconnection, etc.
  • Novel joint ground-based and satellite observations of the Sun.
SP2RC has wide expertise in advanced analytical and numerical modelling and analysing high-resolution observations obtained by cutting-edge ground-based instruments and space satellites. The studentship may be supplemented by an income from assistance in tutorials.

Applications are invited from Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or Computer Sciences students who have graduated or expect to graduate with a first or upper-second class degree. RCUK rules apply for eligibility.

The studentship is available commencing October 2017. The screening of applications is continuous with a closing date of 28 April 2017. Applications after that date may also be considered until the position is filled.

For additional information, please contact Professor Robertus von Fáy-Siebenbürgen (Head of SP2RC): robertus@sheffield.ac.uk.