• University of Cambridge Featured PhD Programmes
  • University of Pennsylvania Featured PhD Programmes
  • FindA University Ltd Featured PhD Programmes
  • University of Tasmania Featured PhD Programmes
  • Aberdeen University Featured PhD Programmes
  • Staffordshire University Featured PhD Programmes
University of Tasmania Featured PhD Programmes
University of Bristol Featured PhD Programmes
Imperial College London Featured PhD Programmes
EPSRC Featured PhD Programmes
FindA University Ltd Featured PhD Programmes

Star and Planet Formation

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description


The Astrophysics Group at the University of Leeds investigates star and planet formation using cutting edge observational and computing facilities. We lead international teams in conducting and exploiting infrared and radio surveys, and perform focused follow-up observations of individual sources utilising state-of-the-art spectroscopic, interferometric and spectropolarimetric techniques.
On the theoretical side we construct multidimensional, multifluid hydromagnetic models of the births of Giant Molecular Clouds and the development and evolution of structure within them.
We also perform fundamental studies of physical processes important in many diffuse astrophysical sources including investigations of how cosmic rays affect dynamics, the effects of charged nanoparticles on magnetic field evolution and the formation and escape of molecules from the surfaces of nanoparticles.

The Astrophysics Group is seeking to expand its research to include proto-planetary discs and planetary atmospheres.
In the first instance we are interested in students wishing to work in the area of astrochemistry applied to these sources. However, consideration will also be given to exceptional candidates wishing to work on other aspects of star and planet formation which are aligned with the groups interests.

Funding Notes

http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/

How good is research at University of Leeds in Physics?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 24.00

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

Click here to see the results for all UK universities

Email Now

Insert previous message below for editing? 
You haven’t included a message. Providing a specific message means universities will take your enquiry more seriously and helps them provide the information you need.
Why not add a message here
* required field
Send a copy to me for my own records.
Email Sent

Share this page:

Cookie Policy    X