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.
In the "Solar and Stellar Interiors" department, Laurent Gizon, Tom Duvall, Jesper Schou, Aaron Birch, Robert Cameron, Friedrich Kupka 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.
The scientific topics covered by the Planetary Atmospheric Group (APG) cover almost all areas of planetary atmospheres. Depending on the qualification and interests of the applicant(s) the PhD project(s) would either focus on (1) the data acquisition and data analysis of atmospheres of planets and their moons, (2) the improvement or development of radiative transfer codes, models and simulations for the analysis of the data, (3) the development of sophisticated instrumentation.
Here a list of some general research topics offered, particular research directions are available:
The Solar and Stellar Coronae group employs spectroscopic, imaging, and stereoscopic techniques to analyse observations from extreme UV solar telescopes and coronagraphs. On the side of theory and (numerical) simulations we use magnetic modelling to extrapolate magnetic fields and 3D magneto-static and magneto-hydrodynamic models.