Open PhD Projects in the "Solar and Stellar Interiors" department
In the "Solar and Stellar Interiors" department, Laurent Gizon, Jesper Schou, Aaron Birch, Robert Cameron and others offer PhD projects in solar physics and astrophysics. Helioseismology and asteroseismology are used as important tools to study the oscillating Sun and stars.
Physics of Waves
Interaction of Sound Waves with Solar granulation (Schou)
Computational Helioseismology in the frequency domain (Gizon, Fournier)
Modeling Rossby waves in the Solar Interior (Birch, Christensen, Fournier, Gizon)
Physical origin of supergranulation waves (Wicht, Gizon)
Convection zone dynamics
Why do different helioseismology techniques give vastly different answers for subsurface convective flows? (Nagashima, Birch)
Meridional flows in the solar interior (Birch, Liang, Gizon)
Dynamos driven by helioseismically determined flows (Cameron)
More asteroseismology projects to be added in the near future.
Response of the Martian atmosphere to solar activity (Medvedev, Shapiro, Gizon)
Exoplanets and their Host Stars
Development of analysis tools to analyze the oscillations of planet-host stars, in preparation for the PLATO mission (Gizon)
IMPRS - How to apply
The IMPRS concept - Funding and support of doctoral candidates - Open PhD projects - Partner institutions in the Solar System School - Research and student life on Göttingen Campus
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IMPRS faculty members offer the PhD thesis projects above, ranging from topics in stellar and solar physics, planetary sciences and geosciences to applied mathematics or instrument development.