PhD projects 2015
PhD projects offered for starting in 2015 are listed below. Click on the project title to see a description of the project. You are encouraged to email directly the project supervisor to discuss it with them.
Email address (to be appended with @manchester.ac.uk) is shown in square brackets below the supervisor name.
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 the JBCA PhD admissions officer, Dr. Michael Keith [Michael.Keith] who can put you in contact with a member of staff.
Note: Full project descriptions comming soon!
|Primary Supervisor||Project Title||Description||Research Types||Funding|
|Velocity fields of planetary nebulae||integral field, high resolution spectroscopy of planetary nebulae||STFC|
|Finding all the nearby radio pulsars with the next generation of radio telescopes.||Find new pulsars with the next generation of radio telescopes.||STFC|
|The Physical Nature of Maser Objects||The project aims to identify the most likely physical objects as hosts of maser emission in the most common source types||STFC|
|Studying anomalous microwave emission - near and far||We are involved in many CMB and foreground experiments including C-BASS and QUIJOTE. We also lead the Galactic science programme for the ESA… (click on for more)||STFC|
|Data mining the Galactic Centre: the near-infrared VVV survey||There are a range of possible projects on offer using data from the VVV survey - the largest near-infrared time-domain survey ever undertake… (click on for more)||STFC|
|Design and development of very Low Noise Amplifiers with direct electron channel cooling.||A new of Low Noise Amplifiers for Astronomy and Astrophysics will be designed, realized and tested. These new amplifiers will potentially be… (click on for more)||STFC|
|A polarized view of the strongest magnets in the Universe: Radio Pulsars||A study of the polarization of pulsars with a range of telescopes and methods in order to improve the currently oversimplified "standard" mo… (click on for more)||STFC|
|Design and realization of a wide-band sub quantum noise parametric amplifier (paramp) based on the non linear kinetic inductance property of superconductors||This project involves the design and development of an ultra low noise parametric amplifier for future radio astronomy observatories. It wil… (click on for more)||STFC|
|Galactic Foregrounds and their relevance to the Cosmic Microwave Background||With the increases in sensitivity of CMB experiments Foregrounds become more and more important.||STFC|
|Design and construction of a continuous miniature dilution refrigerator for POLARBEAR2 and SIMONS array||POLARBEAR and SIMONS array are two CMB polarization experiments dedicated to the detection of the B-modes sited at high altitude at the Atac… (click on for more)||STFC|
|Computational Models of Astrophysical Masers||Parameter-space and individual source modelling for comparison with ALMA data||STFC|
|Detection of Baryon Acoustic Oscillations via HI intensity mapping||The student will become a key member of the BINGO team and cosmology group at Manchester. Depending on your interest, and background, you wi… (click on for more)||STFC|
|Very High Frequency Resolution Observations of Masers||Analysis of e-MERLIN observations of masers, taken with the highest possible frequency resolution (approximately 1Hz channels).||STFC|
|Exoplanet studies through gravitational microlensing||A range of projects are offered for investigating how the microlensing effect can improve our knowledge of the cool exoplanet population and… (click on for more)||STFC|