Archive for April 24, 2017

PhD Opportunities in Data-intensive Physics & Astrophysics!

Posted in The Universe and Stuff on April 24, 2017 by telescoper

I’m back from my little holiday having accumulated 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 wide range of data-intensive research in particle physics, 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 is being coordinated by the Data Innovation Institute at Cardiff University. It will commence in September 2017. Applications have been open for a couple of weeks and we will be starting to make selections very soon so if you’re interested in this opportunity you will have to get your skates on! In fact, to secure a PhD place at this STFC CDT administered by the DII you’d better apply PDQ!

For further information on the programme, including details of some of the projects on offer at Cardiff, please see here. Follow that link if you want some more information about the application process.

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 – that isn’t normally the case for PhD studentships funded by the UK research councils.

If you’re looking to do a PhD in data-intensive physics or astrophysics, get your application in now!