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Astrophysics PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

We have 54 Astrophysics PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

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Revealing the Hidden Light: Understanding the cosmic dust and cold gas in nearby galaxies.

  Research Group: Cardiff Hub for Astrophysics Research and Technology
Cosmic dust is often seen as an annoyance by astronomers, with over half the light ever emitted by stars in the Universe having been absorbed by a dust grain. Read more

Astrophysical interpretation of gravitational waves with space-based observatories

  Research Group: Gravity Exploration Institute
Gravitational-wave astronomy was pioneered in September 2015 with the first direct observation of gravitational waves by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO). Read more

The convergence of interstellar filaments and its link to the formation of the most massive stars

  Research Group: Cardiff Hub for Astrophysics Research and Technology
In the past decade filaments have been recognised as a major structural element of the interstellar medium, the densest of these filaments hosting the formation of most stars. Read more

Do magnetic fields matter when it comes to star cluster formation?

  Research Group: Cardiff Hub for Astrophysics Research and Technology
Stars are the candles of the Universe, they light up every single galaxy allowing us to study their structure across the cosmos. Despite their importance, there are still many aspects of the star formation process that remain poorly constrained. . Read more

JWST and ALMA studies of cosmic dust

  Research Group: Cardiff Hub for Astrophysics Research and Technology
The launch of James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) in December 2021 opens up a new era of studies how dust grains, small particles of minerals, forms and grow in space. Read more

Explosive death of massive stars - supernovae and supernova remnants

  Research Group: Cardiff Hub for Astrophysics Research and Technology
Supernovae are the explosive death of high-mass stars. At this explosive event, stars eject heavy elements, such as iron, oxygen, silicon. Read more

Using numerical relativity to model gravitational waves from binary black holes

  Research Group: Gravity Exploration Institute
Numerical solutions of the Einstein equations for the last orbits and merger of two black holes are essential to model the gravitational-wave signal from such systems, which are the prime source for gravitational-wave observations with Advanced LIGO and Virgo. Read more

Searching for Quantization of Space-time with quantum-enhanced interferometers.

  Research Group: Gravity Exploration Institute
Laser interferometers have long been used to probe fundamental physics phenomena, from disproving the existence of the theorized ether well over a hundred years ago to making the first direct detections of gravitational waves in recent years. Read more

Deep learning of ground magnetometer networks for space physics (Advert Reference: RDF22/EE/MPEE/BENTLEY)

We seek a student to develop deep learning models of magnetic field changes and investigate processes in Earth’s magnetosphere. There is currently an exciting growth of machine learning methods in space physics; this research will inform future research directions and space weather prediction techniques. Read more

Black holes, dark matter, and extreme star formation: dynamical probes of galaxy formation

  Research Group: Cardiff Hub for Astrophysics Research and Technology
Explaining how galaxies form and evolve is one of the biggest challenges in astrophysics. From the black holes that lie in their hearts, to the dark matter than enshrouds them, galaxies are complex. Read more

Understanding star-bursts: star formation in extreme conditions

  Research Group: Cardiff Hub for Astrophysics Research and Technology
Although it may appear extreme for most of the Milky Way, the star formation that occurs in the centre of our galaxy is thought to be typical of the conditions… Read more

Modelling the microwave sky for cosmology

  Research Group: Cardiff Hub for Astrophysics Research and Technology
During the last two decades the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) has provided a unique window into the early Universe and established the Standard Cosmological Model. Read more

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