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School of Physics and Astronomy

Research Projects

We are offering a wide range of projects across three broad research areas for PhDs starting in 2020. See below for a list of staff who are available to take on students, and a list of currently available research projects. (Note that the project list is not exhaustive, and other possible topics are available too.) All of our staff welcome informal inquiries about their research and potential PhD projects, but please get in touch with the PhD admissions tutor, Prof. Richard Nelson, with more general enquiries.

The following AU members are available to take on PhD students for 2020 (projects are listed below):

Cosmology and Relativity: Tessa Baker, Phil Bull, Chris Clarkson, Tim Clifton, Karim Malik, David Mulryne, Alkistis Pourtsidou, Will Sutherland

See our recruitment poster for 2020: Cosmology PhD poster 2020 [PDF 8,593KB]

Planetary Formation and Dynamics: Craig Agnor, Tom Haworth, Richard Nelson, Sijme-Jan Paardekooper

Space, Solar, and Astrophysical Plasmas: David Burgess, Christopher Chen, David Tsiklauri

See also the PhD project list for the entire School of Physics and Astronomy.