|Newcastle upon Tyne
|100% fees covered, and a minimum tax-free annual living allowance of £18,622 (2023/24 UKRI rate); will also cover some travel expenses
|8th December 2023
|31st January 2024
100% fees covered, and a minimum tax-free annual living allowance of £18,622 (2023/24 UKRI rate);
Will also cover some travel expenses.
Description: Hot Jupiters are Jupiter like planets very close to their host stars. They are hot enough that much of their atmospheres are ionised which allows magnetic fields, generated in their deep interiors, to be coupled to their atmospheric dynamics. This coupling can lead to variation in atmospheric winds, Ohmic heating which could “inflate” the planet and atmospheric dynamos. All of these behaviours can be observed to help us understand hot Jupiter atmospheres and evolution. Yet, much of this rich dynamics has yet to be explored. This project will use primarily multi-dimensional numerical simulations, in conjunction with observational constraints to investigate the effects of magnetism on hot Jupiters.
Number Of Awards: 1
Start Date: 16th September 2024
Award Duration: 3.5 Years
Application Closing Date: 31st January 2024
You must have, or expect to gain, a minimum 2:1 Honours degree or international equivalent in a subject relevant to the proposed PhD project (inc. computing, mathematics, engineering etc.). Enthusiasm for research, the ability to think and work independently, excellent analytical skills and strong verbal and written communication skills are also essential requirements.
Home and international applicants (inc. EU) are welcome to apply and if successful will receive a full studentship. Applicants whose first language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills.
International applicants may require an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate prior to obtaining their visa and to study on this programme.
How To Apply
You must apply through the University’s Apply to Newcastle Portal
Once registered select ‘Create a Postgraduate Application’.
Use ‘Course Search’ to identify your programme of study:
You will then need to provide the following information in the ‘Further Details’ section:
Type / Role: