PhD in Astronomy & Astrophysics at MSSL, UCL, UK
UCL's Department of Space and Climate Physics, (Mullard Space Science Laboratory- MSSL), is a world-leading research organisation and is the UK's largest university-based space research group. 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 2017
These are potential PhD projects starting in 2017. Please feel free to contact us, and discuss the projects. Please also check Cosmoparticle projects whose studentships are supported by a new cosmoparticle initiative and co-supervised by our academic staff.
- Cosmic Microwave Background 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
- High resolution X-ray spectroscopy of Active Galactic Nuclei: Prof. Graziella Branduardi-Raymont, Prof. Mathew Page
- 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
- Artificial Intelligence-assisted Galactic Archaeology: Dr Daisuke Kawata Dr Thomas Kitching, Dr Jason McEwen
- Numerical Simulations of Disk Galaxies: Dr Daisuke Kawata, Prof. Kinwah Wu
- 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
- Relativistic interactions between a fast spinning neutron star and a massive black hole: Prof. Kinwah Wu
- General Relativistic Radiative Transfer in Dynamical Space Time: Prof. Kinwah Wu