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Astrophysics PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

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  Physical and wind properties of hot, luminous stars with ULLYSES
  Research Group: Astronomy and Astrophysics
  Dr P Crowther
Applications accepted all year round

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Massive stars are rare, though dominate the radiative, mechanical and chemical feedback in star-forming galaxies.
  Properties of evolved, hot luminous stars from large spectroscopic surveys
  Research Group: Astronomy and Astrophysics
  Dr P Crowther
Applications accepted all year round

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Massive stars are rare, though dominate the radiative, mechanical and chemical feedback in star-forming galaxies. Historically, spectroscopic studies of hot massive stars in the Milky Way and nearby galaxies have been restricted to small sample sizes.
  Quantifying the impact of AGN on their host galaxies; Supervisor: Prof. Clive Tadhunter
  Research Group: Astronomy and Astrophysics
  Prof C Tadhunter
Applications accepted all year round

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There is increasing speculation that active galactic nuclei (AGN) have a major impact on the evolution of their host galaxies by driving powerful jets and outflows that eject the cool gas, thereby affecting the star formation histories of the galaxy bulges.
  Surveying the sky for hungry black holes
  Research Group: Astronomy and Astrophysics
  Dr J Mullaney
Applications accepted all year round

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Over the next five years, a new dimension in astronomy will reach maturity. the temporal dimension. Rather relying on static "photos" of the sky, astronomers will transition to "filming" sky night after night.
  The climate of black hole growth
  Research Group: Astronomy and Astrophysics
  Dr J Mullaney
Applications accepted all year round

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It seems that all massive galaxies contain, at their centres, supermassive black holes with masses of at least a million times the mass of our Sun.
  The environments of star and planet formation
  Research Group: Astronomy and Astrophysics
  Dr S Goodwin
Applications accepted all year round

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Young stars are often found in high-density environments, this means that encounters between young stars can be common and this will change their binary properties and affect planet-forming discs.
  Cosmic-Ray Muons in Different Applications
  Research Group: Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics
  Dr V Kudryavtsev
Applications accepted all year round

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Cosmic-ray muons are known to be useful in applications beyond particle astrophysics. They have helped with mapping structure of volcanoes and with finding voids in various geological structures.
  Dark Matter Search with the LZ Experiment
  Research Group: Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics
  Dr V Kudryavtsev
Applications accepted all year round

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LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) is a project to build and operate a high-sensitivity dark matter experiment in the deep mine at SURF (South Dakota, USA) able to probe most of the WIMP parameter space region free from neutrino background.
  Neutrino Oscillation Study and Proton Decay Search with DUNE
  Research Group: Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics
  Dr V Kudryavtsev
Applications accepted all year round

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DUNE is a large international project to design, construct and operate a multi-kiloton scale liquid argon detector for neutrino physics, neutrino astrophysics and a search for physics beyond the Standard Model.
  High-speed astrophysics with HiPERCAM, ULTRACAM and ULTRASPEC
  Prof V Dhillon, Dr S Littlefair
Applications accepted all year round

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HiPERCAM, ULTRACAM and ULTRASPEC are high-speed cameras built by Sheffield/Warwick/UKATC for the study of astrophysics on fast timescales.
  Quantifying star formation
  Dr R Parker
Applications accepted all year round

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Stars form in relatively dense groups containing tens to millions of other stars, and these environments directly influence both young planets as they are forming, as well as the global evolution of galaxies.
  Coronal Heating by MHD Waves
  Prof I De Moortel
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

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The question why the Sun’s outer atmosphere (corona) is so much hotter than the solar surface (photosphere) remains one of the most challenging open problems in Solar Physics.
  Magnetic flux emergence on the Sun.
  Dr V Archontis
Applications accepted all year round

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A key open question in solar physics is how magnetic fields emerge from the solar interior to the surface of the Sun, to form sunspots and active regions.
  Particle Acceleration in Solar Flares
  Prof T Neukirch
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

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A major open question in the physics of solar flares lies in describing the mechanisms responsible for generating significant populations of non-thermal particles.
  Simulating the Sun: Can We Predict Solar Storms ?
  Prof DH Mackay
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

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Magnetic fields permeate and structure the atmosphere of the Sun. These magnetic fields can be seen to vary from the smallest to the largest scales presently observable.
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