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About the Project

To accurately incorporate active galactic nuclei (AGN) into galaxy evolution models it is important to understand how and when AGN are triggered as their their host galaxies grow via gas accretion, and also whether the triggering mechanism depends on the luminosity of the AGN. This observational project will involve using deep imaging and spectroscopy observations of samples of nearby AGN to thoroughly investigate AGN triggering mechanisms.


Science Graduate School:
As a PhD student in one of the science departments at the University of Sheffield, you’ll be part of the Science Graduate School – a community of postgraduate researchers working across biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and psychology. You’ll get access to training opportunities designed to support your career development by helping you gain professional skills that are essential in all areas of science. You’ll be able to learn how to recognise good research and research behaviour, improve your communication abilities and experience technologies that are used in academia, industry and many related careers. Visit http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/sgs to learn more.

Funding Notes

All our offered projects are potentially STFC-fundable, but we don't yet know our quota (it's likely to be one or two this year, so not all will be funded). However, all projects are also open to candidates with external funding (typically overseas students).

To be considered for STFC funding, applications received before the 15th of February will receive our full attention. We'll consider externally-funded applicants until the 31st of July.

All projects are open to home/EU/international students, but only UK-resident applicants can be considered for STFC funding.

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