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Discovering exoplanets around TESS hot-star candidates

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

Keele has a long track record of discovering extra-solar planets, based on leading the WASP-South transit survey, and in particular has specialised in planets transiting hot and fast-rotating stars that require Doppler-tomography techniques. The PhD student will now pursue the discovery of smaller planets around hot stars by Doppler tomography observations of the best candidates from NASA’s TESS survey, likely using data from ESO’s 3.6-m/HARPS and similar facilities.

For informal enquiries related to this project contact Prof. Coel Hellier by email: .
For information on our PhD programme please contact the Project Co-ordinator, Dr Nick Wright


Please quote FNS GS 2019-24 on your application.

Keele University values diversity, and is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity. In support of these commitments, Keele University particularly welcomes applications from women and from individuals of black and ethnic minority backgrounds for this post. The School of Chemical and Physical Sciences and Keele University have both been awarded Athena Swan awards and Keele University is a member of the Disability Confident scheme. More information is available on these web pages:
https://www.keele.ac.uk/equalitydiversity/
https://www.keele.ac.uk/athenaswan/
https://www.keele.ac.uk/raceequalitycharter/raceequalitycharter/

Funding Notes

Funding support is provided as follows; 100% UK/EU tuition fees for 3 years from Academic year 2020/2021. Stipend support for 3 years at UKRI rates. Stipend rate for 2020/21 not confirmed (2019/20 stipend was £15,009 per annum).

Jointly supported by STFC and the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Keele University.

UK/EU nationals are eligible for full funding (tuition fees and stipend at Research Council rate). International students (not resident in the UK) may qualify for a fees-only award.

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