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PhD Studentship: Observations and Methods to Characterise Small Exoplanets around Sun-Like Stars

University of Birmingham - School of Physics & Astronomy

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Birmingham
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: Please see advert text for details
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 6th November 2023
Closes: 15th January 2024

Finding and characterising exoplanets like Earth are hindered by variable signals from the star itself. Especially in radial velocity data, essential to measure a planet's mass, these signals are often larger than the exoplanets’ signals. This project will use data from high-stability high-resolution spectrographs, such as HARPS-N and EXPRES. Understanding how stellar variability behaves can be done both in the data extraction process as well as in the data modelling process. Data will often be complemented by space photometry from Kepler, TESS, or CHEOPS. The project will be supervised by Dr Annelies Mortier.

The School of Physics and Astronomy is an Institute of Physics Juno Champion since 2014 and holder of the Athena SWAN Silver Award. Both initiatives recognise the School’s commitment to promote diversity and equality, and to encourage better practice for all members of the community, whilst also working towards developing an equitable working culture in which all students and staff can achieve their full potential. We welcome applications from all qualified applicants, and encourage applications from traditionally under-represented groups in physics and astronomy including, but not limited to, women and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic.

Information about the Sun, Stars & Exoplanets research group in Birmingham can be found at www.birmingham.ac.uk/sasp/

Note that we do not accept CVs and applications sent directly to us by email. Follow the links towards the application portal.

There are two types of scholarships available in Birmingham via STFC or through the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. These are fully-funded scholarships for UK students (tuition fees + a living stipend), but we might be in a position to offer an international scholarship that is also fully funded.

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