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|6th November 2023
|15th January 2024
Circumbinary planets orbit around both stars at once, like Tatooine in Starwars. Such planets are rare, but important to understand better the processes behind planet formation and orbital evolution. The project is about collecting data and analysing it in search for circumbinary planets. At Birmingham we search for such signals using radial-velocities, and the transit method, which means we also regularly visit observatories outside the United Kingdom and as remote as the Atacama Desert and the Antarctic Plateau. The project will be supervised by Professor Amaury Triaud.
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 portalby clicking the 'Apply' button above.
There are three types of scholarships available in Birmingham via STFC, ERC 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 a fully-funded international scholarship.
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