The Solar & Magnetospheric Theory Group, in the School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences, is concerned with the investigation of fundamental plasma physics problems relating to the Sun and the Earth's magnetosphere .
We are a large group of applied mathematicians concerned with the greater understanding of a wide range of solar phenomena, including sunspots, prominences, coronal heating, magnetic fields and reconnection, magnetic waves and instabilities, solar flares, and helioseismology and particle acceleration. Connections with solar-terrestrial physics are also studied.
We actively seek outstanding final year undergraduates, expected to gain a First or good Upper Second class degree in a mathematically based subject (eg., applied mathematics, astrophysics, theoretical physics), interested in joining us to do a PhD degree. No prior knowledge of solar physics is required. We hold a number of PPARC Quota awards, offering full financial support to suitably qualified students. To be eligible, students must have a relevant connection with the UK (or possibly the EC).
Enquiries should be directed to:
Prof E.R. Priest, Mathematical Sciences, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SS, Scotland;
phone: 01334 463710
View the postgraduate recruitment poster.
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