Funded PhD in Solar X-ray Physics


A fully funded PhD studentship for a UK/EU student is available at the University of Glasgow in Solar X-ray Physics.

The project is funded by the Royal Society and is titled “The high energy emission from small solar flares”. This will involve using some of the latest solar X-ray data (including NASA’s NuSTAR telescope) to investigate heating of the solar atmosphere. The primary supervisor will be Dr. Iain Hannah within the Astronomy & Astrophysics group in the SUPA School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Glasgow, UK.

The PhD studentship will start by 1st October 2018, and has funding up to 4 years covering the fees (of a UK or EU student), annual stipend (currently about £14.5K), as well as travel support.

Applicants should have (by the start date) at least a second class degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject and ideally some experience of solar (or astronomical) data analysis – coding in IDL, SolarSoft and/or Python.

Applications need to be made by Friday 16th Feb 2018 through the University of Glasgow’s postgraduate research opportunities page:

Additional information on the application procedure is available on the School’s website:

For more information, or if you intent to apply, please contact Dr Hannah