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School of Physical and Chemical Sciences

Research Projects

We are offering a wide range of projects across three broad research areas for PhDs starting in 2022. 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, Dr Tim Clifton, with more general enquiries.

The following AU members are available to take on PhD students for 2022 (projects are listed below):

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

For more information on doing a PhD with us, see the Cosmology and Relativity PhD booklet (2021) [PDF 1,124KB]

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

Space and Astrophysical Plasmas: David Burgess, Christopher Chen

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