PhD thesis projects offered

All partner institutes in the Solar System School (Institute for Astrophysics, Institute for Geophysics, and Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research) may offer and support PhD projects in the Solar System School. The PhD topics are as diverse as the research fields of the participating partner institutions. The topics include all areas of our own Solar system (the Sun and its planets and minor bodies), embedded in the wider geo- and astrophysical context, and extend to other stars and their planetary systems. Correspondingly, the following disciplines in geo- and astrophysics are represented in the Solar System School: Earth and planetary sciences, Solar and stellar physics, helioseismology, asteroseismology, and to some extent extra-solar planets. Since the methods of research comprise instrumentation development, calibration and improvement , ground- and space-based observations, remote-sensing or in-situ measurements in space exploration missions, data analysis and interpretation, numerical simulations and theoretical modeling, some projects may additionally require good skills in programming, in mathematics, or in engineering.

The following list gives an overview of the variety of research topics, but is not necessarily complete. Further projects may yet become available: This list still is updated from time to time. Please check the list again before submitting your application. Applications may be submitted between 1 October and 1 November.

Open PhD Projects

Study time series of solar active regions with sequences of magneto-hydro-static equilibria

Study time series of solar active regions with sequences of magneto-hydro-static equilibria more

"Other" and "Own" PhD projects

For PhD students whose project is already funded and who are applying for admission to the IMPRS, or for applicants who want to bring their own funding and their own project idea to the IMPRS. more

Open PhD Projects in the SLAM Group

The Solar Lower Atmosphere and Magnetism (SLAM) group covers many exciting subjects in solar physics, focussing on the development and testing of highly novel solar instrumentation, reduction and analysis of highest quality solar observations, or improving and developing advanced techniques for the analysis of solar observations. more

Getting to the truth about the solar chromosphere

Getting to the truth about the solar chromosphere more

Modelling and understanding of solar irradiance variations

Open PhD projects in the Solar variability and climate group more

Open PhD project: Why do different helioseismology techniques give different answers for convenctive flows?

Time-distance helioseismology versus ring-diagram helioseismology of subsurface flows in the Sun more

<span>Open PhD project: Dynamos driven by helioseismically determined flows</span>

Open PhD project: Dynamos driven by helioseismically determined flows more

Open PhD project: Physical origin of supergranular waves

Open PhD project: Physical origin of supergranular waves more

Other Interesting Articles

Go to Editor View