Applicants should have should have (or be about to complete) an undergraduate degree and/or taught postgraduate degree in (applied) mathematics or (theoretical) physics. Past experience shows that successful applicants usually have a very good first class degree (or equivalent).
Eligible applicants will be considered for UK research council funding (STFC).
Applicants who will graduate from a Scottish university may be eligible to apply for Carnegie/Caledonian Scholarships (for details see View Website, please note the deadline on 16 Jan 2020!).
Applicants from the China may be eligible for funding by the China Scholarship Council (for details see View Website, deadline 6 Jan 2020!)
J.W. Threlfall, J.E.H. Stevenson, C.E. Parnell and T. Neukirch, "Particle acceleration at reconnecting separator current layers", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 585, A95-1 - A95-12 (2016).
J.W. Threlfall, Ph.-A. Bourdin, T. Neukirch, and C.E. Parnell, "Particle dynamics in a non-flaring solar active region model", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 587, A4-1 - A4-13 (2016).
A. Borissov, T. Neukirch and J.W. Threlfall, "Particle acceleration in collapsing magnetic traps with a braking plasma jet", Solar Physics, 291, 1385 - 1404 (2016).
J.W. Threlfall, T. Neukirch, and C.E. Parnell, "Particle acceleration due to coronal non-null magnetic reconnection", Solar Physics, 292, 45-1 - 45-19 (2017).
A. Borissov, E. Kontar, J.W. Threlfall and T. Neukirch, "Particle acceleration with anomalous pitch angle scattering in 2D magnetohydrodynamics reconnection simulations", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 605, A73-1 - A73-10 (2017).
J. Birn, M. Battaglia, L. Fletcher, M. Hesse and T. Neukirch, "Can substorm particle acceleration be applied to solar flares?", The Astrophysical Journal, 848, 116-1 - 116-14 (2017).
FTE Category A staff submitted: 30.60
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