Please send all applications to Prof. Michael Smith in the first instance, or contact the project supervisors to seek more details about the programme.

Please note: at present, the offer of projects depends heavily on financial constraints.

In a detector filter Band-4 onboard the Spitzer Space Telescope. By comparison, we can determine the best match between observations and simulation and so reveal some of the conditions necessary to produce the type of ejections observed.

Computational Astrophysics Projects

Computer simulations of radio galaxies A study of the largest objects in the Universe. After the… Read more

Direct Detections of the Asteroidal YORP Effect

The YORP effect is a torque that can modify the rotation rates and spin-axis orientations of… Read more

Telescope Observations of Cometary Nuclei at Optical and Thermal-Infrared Wavelengths

The central icy cores of comets are remnant material from the original accretion disc of our… Read more

Variability of Young Stars

Young forming stars vary in brightness on various timescales and amplitudes. Investigating these variations at different… Read more

Impact Processes relating to the Solar System

Using a two stage light gas gun we look at a variety of processes relating to… Read more

High-Mass Star Formation and the Structure of the Milky Way

Massive stars (>8 M⊙ and 103 L⊙) have a profound impact on their environment. They shape… Read more