PhD in Astronomy & Astrophysics at MSSL, UCL
MSSL recruits several PhD students annually. The MSSL-UCL Astrophysics group welcomes applications from enthusiastic students. How to apply can be found here. We offer a variety of topics in astronomy and astrophysics, including compact objects (such as Black Hole, AGN, Neutron Star, GRB), galaxy formation and evolution, cosmology and computational astrophysics.
Our first year research students' experiences can be found in our MSSL astro blog.
PhD Projects 2015
These are potential PhD projects starting in 2015. Please feel free to contact us, and discuss the projects.
- Measuring dark energy properties with 3D weak lensing: Dr Thomas Kitching
- Measuring the geometry of the universe with cluster of the galaxies: Dr Thomas Kitching
- Weak Gravitational Lensing: Dr Jason McEwen
- Cosmoinformatics:Dr Jason McEwen
- Machine learning and informatics techniques to detect cosmic strings: Dr Jason McEwen
- Understanding the mechanism of galaxy growth through a spectroscopic analysis of stellar populations: Dr Ignacio Ferreras
- The growth of massive black holes over cosmic time: Prof. Mathew Page
- Gamma-Ray Burst Astrophysics: Prof. Mathew Page
- Relativistic Jets from Accreting Black Holes: Are They Baryonic or Leptonic?: Dr Silvia Zane, Prof. Kinwah Wu
- Numerical Simulations of Disk Galaxies: Dr Daisuke Kawata
- High-Resolution Numerical Simulations of the Galactic Centre: Dr Daisuke Kawata
- Galactic Archaeology with Stellar Spectra: Prof. Mark Cropper, Dr George Seabroke, Dr Ignacio Ferreras, Dr Daisuke Kawata
- Neutron star studies: Dr Silvia Zane
- Complex dynamics of fast spinning neutron stars around a massive black hole: Prof. Kinwah Wu