|UK Students, EU Students, International Students
|tuition fees + a living stipend
|7th November 2023
|15th January 2024
Using data from the NASA Kepler and TESS missions, this project will use subtle changes to the properties of stellar oscillations to explore the stellar cycle properties of Sun-like stars and more evolved sub-giants. Helioseismic (solar oscillations) data collected by the Birmingham Solar-Oscillations Data (BiSON) will be used as a reference, the goal being to explore the extent to which the Sun is typical in terms of its activity when compared to other cool stars (and hence the influence it has on its local environment through that activity). The project will be supervised by Dr Bill Chaplin.
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 via the above ‘Apply’ button.
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 a fully funded international scholarship.
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