|UK Students, EU Students, International Students
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|6th November 2023
|15th January 2024
Finding out whether biology has arisen elsewhere in the Universe has likely been a question as old as humanity itself. At Birmingham we are leading on answering that question thanks to our participation in the only set of telescopes currently able to identify new habitable rocky worlds where they atmosphere can then be probed for evidence of biological processes. We use the SPECULOOS network of telescopes across the world to do this work as well as a telescope located in Antarctica. We also analyse data obtained by NASA’s TESS satellite to complement our analyses. 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 portal: https://sits.bham.ac.uk/lpages/EPS005.htm
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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