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PhD Opportunities in Physics and Astronomy 2023

PhD Opportunities in Physics and Astronomy 2023

We are pleased to announce the launch of our PhD Studentship opportunities for 2023 across the School of Physics and Astronomy. The list of advertised projects can be found here, including (but not limited to) topics in Planetary Science, Astrophysics, and Space hardware. STFC projects are listed here, and this is where you’d likely be looking if you […]

Astrophysics seminar – Wed 9th Nov 3pm LTA

This week’s in person astrophysics seminar will be by Sam Gill (Warwick). Sam will be around in Leicester from about 11am to 6pm. Please let me know if you’d like to meet up. Bridging the Gap between Hot Jupiters and Ice Giants Abstract: While thousands of transiting exoplanets are now known, the observed population is […]

Dr. Naomi Rowe-Gurney on taking a Leicester PhD to NASA

Dr. Naomi Rowe-Gurney on taking a Leicester PhD to NASA

A five-year break in China, a worldwide pandemic, and delays to the most complex space telescope ever built: none of these were enough to stop Naomi Rowe-Gurney breaking new ground to complete her PhD at Leicester and land a dream job with NASA. Dr Rowe-Gurney, who studied the atmospheres of what she describes as the […]

Centenary PhD Scholarships

Centenary PhD Scholarships

The University of Leicester are investing £9m in 100 PhD Scholarships for entry in autumn 2022 as part of its ambition to deliver on its strategic aim to ‘nurture the next generation of researchers to become world-leaders in their field’. Application deadline: 11th March 2022 Start date: 26th September 2022 The projects listed below are in addition […]

Astrophysics Seminar Wednesday 15th Dec, 3pm (POSTPONED from 8th Dec)

This week’s seminar will be by Rowan Smith (Manchester), on  “The Cloud Factory: resolving star formation in its galactic context” Abstract: I present suites of simulations that resolve individual molecular clouds down to ~0.1 pc scales while they are embedded within a larger galaxy simulation. This enables us to study fragmentation and star formation within […]

Astrophysics Seminar Wed 1st 3pm.

This week’s seminar will be by Renske Smit (LJMU), on  “An ALMA view of galaxies in the Epoch of Reionization” Abstract: In the past decade hundreds of galaxy candidates have been identified in the Epoch of Reionization (EoR), selected from their rest-frame UV light. Only a handful of these sources, however, have spectroscopic redshift determinations […]

Astrophysics Seminar – Wed 24th Nov 3pm – Julie Wardlow (Lancaster)

This week’s astrophysics seminar will be by Julie Wardlow, on “Understanding the environments of extreme dusty star-formation in the distant Universe” Abstract: In recent years the high-redshift Universe has been increasingly opened to scrutiny at far-infrared wavelengths, where cool dust emission from star-formation dominates. The dusty star-forming galaxies (DSFGs), selected at these wavelengths likely represent […]

The Competition for ESA’s Next Astronauts – Naomi Rowe-Gurney

The Competition for ESA’s Next Astronauts – Naomi Rowe-Gurney

Applications for ESA’s next astronauts recently closed, and several Leicester scientists were among the 22,500 people who applied – PhD student Naomi Rowe-Gurney was featured in the Telegraph, discussing her application. Planetary Scientist Naomi Rowe-Gurney was interviewed by Lizzie Roberts of the Telegraph newspaper, as one of the ~2000 British applicants to follow in the […]

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