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Galaxies behind the Magellanic Clouds

  • 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

The Magellanic Clouds are nearby galaxies that span hundreds of square degrees on the sky and that benefit from a tremendous amount of exquisite multi-wavelength data. Keele play lead roles in several recent and ongoing surveys such as the near-infrared survey with the 4m VISTA telescope and radio surveys with Square Kilometre Array pathfinders. We are mining these data to study the large numbers of more distant galaxies and quasars. This has already resulted in our discoveries of unique, extreme cases of galaxy
activity. New students working on this project could focus on the time variations in black hole accretion and outflows, how galaxies affect one another, or high-redshift galaxy cluster demographics. It is expected that students will make new observations, but also apply and develop artificial intelligence tools that extract new information from the data. They will work within multiple international collaborations but take a lead in their own project.

For informal enquiries related to this project contact Dr Jacco van Loon by email:
For information on our PhD programme please contact 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:

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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