PhD Opportunities in Data-intensive Physics and Astrophysics!

Well, I’m now officially on holiday for two weeks and probably won’t be blogging much during this break, especially about work-related things, but I couldn’t resist a quick announcement of something very exciting.

We received confirmation last week that the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC for short) to set up a Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT for short) involving the Universities of Cardiff, Bristol and Swansea. This will be coordinated by the Data Innovation Institute at Cardiff University and it covers  a wide range of data-intensive research in astrophysics and cosmology carried on at the three member institutions. ‘Data-intensive’ here means involving very big data sets, very sophisticated analysis methods or high-performance computing,  or any combination of these.

The Centre for Doctoral Training will be coordinated by the Data Innovation Institute at Cardiff University. It will commence in September 2017 so we will be open for applications immediately, ie. next week.

For further information, please see the Data Innovation Institute webpage which will be updated as more details are available.

By the way, for  this special programme, STFC have relaxed the  rules relating to  nationality, so full funding is potentially available for  non-UK citizens under this scheme.

If you’re looking to do a PhD in data-intensive physics or astrophysics, get writing your application now and keep an eye on this page for further announcements.

To secure a PhD place at this STFC CDT administered by the DII you’d better apply PDQ! 

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6 Responses to “PhD Opportunities in Data-intensive Physics and Astrophysics!”

  1. Peter, when will the ad come out? Also will this program start in Fall 2017 (or for Spring 2018)?

    • telescoper Says:

      I’m not sure exactly when it will come out – I’m on holiday until 24th April.

      The positions will be open from September 2017.

  2. Shantanu Says:

    ok, thanks. Its strange that the ad is not yet out, if program is to start in September. (international students will also need visa and all that also takes time). Hopefully it will be soon.

  3. […] a very long to-do list, near the top of which are a number of things related to our new STFC-funded Centre for Doctoral Training involving the Universities of Cardiff, Bristol and Swansea. This will be coordinated by the Data Innovation Institute at Cardiff University and it covers  a […]

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