Research Group:Astronomy Unit
Number of Students:1
Length of Study in Years: 3-4
Full-time Project: yes
Understanding the behaviour of the universe on the largest scales requires a detailed and careful application of relativity theory. This involves understanding the consequences of the existence of structure in the universe on its large-scale expansion, as well as how to model and constrain the gravitational interaction on cosmological scales.
For the Astronomy Unit PhD application process see http://astro.qmul.ac.uk/phd/astronomy-unit-phd-programme.
Key elements of a PhD project might typically include:
The normal minimum entry requirement is an upper second class honours degree in Physics, Astronomy or Astrophysics, Mathematics, or in a subject with substantial physics and/or mathematics content. Candidates with alternative qualifications or an appropriate level of research experience gained in the workplace may also be accepted, subject to College approval.
SPA Academics: Timothy Clifton