PhD Projects available - 2014
The ARI research activity focuses on Galaxy Evolution and Stellar Populations, Clusters of Galaxies, Active Galactic Nuclei, Gamma Ray Bursts, Novae, Star Forming Regions, e-Science and Telescope Instrumentation.
- "Constraining the Star Formation Histories of distant dwarf galaxies with Horizontal Branch stars", Joint PhD studentship (LJMU-Groningen) - Prof. Maurizio Salaris and Prof. Eline Tolstoy
- Galaxy And Mass Assembly - Dr I Baldry
- The Initial Conditions and Evolution of Massive Stellar Clusters - Prof. N Bastian, Dr S Longmore, Dr B Davies
- Cepheid variable stars in the nearby galaxy M 33 - Dr D Bersier
- The ever-changing Universe - Dr D Bersier
- Understanding How Galaxy Clusters Evolve - Prof. C Collins
- Novae, and their Potential as Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae - Dr M Darnley & Prof. M Bode
- Star-formation and stellar populations - Dr B Davies, Prof. N Bastian, Dr S Longmore
- Accretion and Outflow from Young Stars: Understanding the Formation of Jets, Accretion Disks, and Planetary Systems - Dr C Davis & Dr T Moore
- Variability of Young Stars - Dr C Davis & Dr T Moore
- PhD projects in Computational Cosmology - Dr A Font, Dr W Maciejewski, Dr I McCarthy
- The nature of progenitor stars of core-collapse supernovae - Prof. P James
- Physics of Hypervelocity Stars - Prof. S Kobayashi
- Modelling of Supernovae in the Nebular phase - Prof. P Mazzali
- Properties of Type Ia Supernovae and application to Cosmology - Prof. P Mazzali, Prof. P James, Dr D Bersier
- Superluminous Supernovae: a first attempt to develop a physical model - Prof. P Mazzali
- Type Ib/c Supernovae, host galaxies and Gamma-ray Bursts - Prof. P Mazzali, Prof. P James, Dr D Bersier
- Dynamical Evolution of Active Galaxies - Prof. C Mundell & Dr W Maciejewski
- Observation and Physics of Gamma Ray Bursts - Prof. C Mundell, Prof. I Steele, Prof. P Mazzali, Prof. S Kobayashi
- The Physics of Extragalactic Star Formation - Prof. C Mundell, Prof. N Bastian, Dr T Moore, Dr B Davies, Dr S Longmore
- The Triggering of Nuclear Activity - Prof. C Mundell
- Resolved stellar populations: watching galaxy evolution in real time - Prof. M Salaris & Dr D Bersier
- Formation of the Milky Way Galaxy - Dr R Schiavon
- Astrophysics of Galaxy Transformation and Evolution - Dr C Simpson
Students interested in other areas of research are also invited to apply and to contact individual members of the institute.
For more details on our PhD study programme please click here.
To apply to study on our PhD programme, please follow the application procedure here.