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
- Cepheid variable stars in the nearby galaxy M 33 - Dr D Bersier
- PhD projects in Computational Cosmology - Dr A Font, Dr W Maciejewski, Dr I McCarthy
- Gas inflow in galaxies: the role of nuclear bars and spirals - Dr W Maciejewski
- Minor mergers as diagnostics of galaxy structure - Dr W Maciejewski
- Galaxy And Mass Assembly - Dr I Baldry
- Resolved stellar populations: watching galaxy evolution in real time - Prof. M Salaris & Dr D Bersier
- Understanding How Galaxy Clusters Evolve - Prof. C Collins
- Astrophysics of Galaxy Transformation and Evolution - Dr C Simpson
- 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
- Dynamical Evolution of Active Galaxies - Prof. C Mundell & Dr W Maciejewski
- Properties of Type Ia Supernovae and application to Cosmology - Prof. P Mazzali, Prof. P James, Dr D Bersier.
- Type Ib/c Supernovae, host galaxies and Gamma-ray Bursts - Prof. P Mazzali, Prof. P James, Dr D Bersier.
- Observation and Physics of Gamma Ray Bursts - Prof. C Mundell, Prof. I Steele, Prof. P Mazzali, Dr S Kobayashi.
- Physics of Hypervelocity Stars - Dr S Kobayashi
- The Initial Conditions and Evolution of Massive Stellar Clusters - Prof. N Bastian, Dr S Longmore, Dr B Davies
- 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
- Star-formation and stellar populations - Dr B Davies, Prof. N Bastian, Dr S Longmore
- Formation of the Milky Way Galaxy - Dr R Schiavon
- Superluminous Supernovae: a first attempt to develop a physical model - Prof. P Mazzali
- Modelling of Supernovae in the Nebular phase - Prof. P Mazzali
- The ever-changing Universe - Dr D Bersier
- The nature of progenitor stars of core-collapse supernovae - Prof. P James
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.