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The Origin of Galaxies and Clusters


Project Description

The first galaxies and clusters are largely hidden by interstellar dust from optical telescopes and are most easily found in submillimetre surveys, which detect the radiation from the dust. The Herschel ATLAS survey, which was led from Cardiff, and used the Herschel Space Observatory to carry out the largest ever submillimetre survey, detected a large number of young galaxies at z>4, only 1.6 years after the Big Bang. We now propose to go to even earlier times. Using a new camera, MUSCAT, built by the Astronomy Instrumentation Group for the Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT) in Mexico, the largest millimetre telescope in the world, we will be carrying out this winter the first ever search for dust-enshrouded galaxies in the redshift range 4
Consideration is automatic upon application for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy in Physics and Astronomy with an October 2019 start date.

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Funding Notes

Tuition fee support: Full UK/EU tuition fees
Maintenance stipend: Doctoral stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum

You should have obtained, or be about to obtain a First or Upper Second Class UK Honours degree in Physics , or a related subject, Alternatively, applicants with equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK will also be considered. Applicants with a Lower Second Class degree will be considered if they also have a Master’s degree.
Applicants whose first language is not English are normally expected to meet the minimum University requirements (e.g. 6.5 IELTS)

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