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PhD projects 2014

PhD projects offered for starting in 2014 are listed below. Click on the project title to see a description of the project. You are encouraged to email directly the project contact (the first supervisor, unless indicted otherwise) to discuss it with them.

Unless otherwise indicated, to email the project supervisor you can use first_name.last_name@manchester.ac.uk.

If you have ideas of your own for potential projects then please contact either a member of staff working within the relevant research area or else email JBCA Postgraduate Admissions who can put you in contact with a member of staff.

Research Area Project Title Supervisor
Extragalactic Astronomy & Cosmology
The Dark Energy Survey
Prof Sarah Bridle
Cosmological Simulations of Galaxy Clusters
Dr Scott Kay
Modelling Weak Lensing in Super-Clusters for SuperCLASS
Dr Scott Kay
Prof Michael Brown (m.l.brown@manchester.ac.uk)
Data analysis and alignment science as part of the SuperCLASS project
Dr Neal Jackson, Prof Richard Battye, Prof Ian Browne
CBASS
Prof Richard Davis
(contact: rjd@jb.man.ac.uk)
New light on radio jets
Paddy Leahy & Ian Browne (JBCA); Robert Laing (ESO)
(contact: j.p.leahy@manchester.ac.uk)
Cosmology with CMB polarization
Prof Michael Brown (m.l.brown@manchester.ac.uk)
Dr Anna Bonaldi
Probing the Epoch of Reionisation with the Square Kilometre Array
Prof Michael Brown (m.l.brown@manchester.ac.uk)
Dr Anna Bonaldi
Detection of Baryon Acoustic Oscillations via HI intensity mapping
Dr Clive Dickinson, Prof Richard Battye
(contact: Clive.Dickinson@manchester.ac.uk)
Studying anomalous microwave emission - near and far
Dr Clive Dickinson, Prof Rod Davies
(contact: Clive.Dickinson@manchester.ac.uk)
The growth of black holes in the nuclei of galaxies (Joint Manchester-Gronigen Project)
Dr Tom Muxlow, Dr Rob Beswick
Dr P. D. Barthel (Gronigen, NL)
Pulsar Astrophysics
Finding the limits of the pulsar population
Dr Ben Stappers, Dr Patrick Weltevrede
High Precision Pulsar Timing
Dr Ben Stappers, Dr Patrick Weltevrede
Sun, Stars & Planets
Magnetic reconnection and heating the solar corona
Prof Philippa Browning
Modelling the generation of high energy particles in solar flares
Prof Philippa Browning
Cluster and Massive Star Formation
Prof Gary Fuller
Very High-Frequency Observations of Masers
Dr Malcolm Gray
The Physical Nature of Masing Objects
Dr Malcolm Gray
Variability of OH 1612-MHz Masers in Mira Variables
Dr Malcolm Gray
Mapping the southern Milky
Prof Albert Zijlstra
Planetary nebula evolution
Prof Albert Zijlstra
Technology
Spectral Line surveys for The Lovell Telescope
Prof Richard Davis
(contact: rjd@jb.man.ac.uk)
Galactic studies for CMB foregrounds
Prof Richard Davis, Prof R.D.Davies and Dr R.A.Watson
(contact: rjd@jb.man.ac.uk)
Low Noise Amplifiers for Radio Astronomy
Prof Gary Fuller (JBCA), Dr D. George (E&EE)