PhD Projects for entry in 2019
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Visitors to Jodrell Bank will notice that the Lovell Telescope is currently out of action for maintenance. Two significant tasks are being undertaken: painting and steelwork repairs at the top of one of the supporting towers, and replacement of the original 1957 surface.
The Chinese engineering group CETC (China Electronics Technology Corporation) has entered into a collaboration agreement with the University of Manchester’s School of Physics & Astronomy, and School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering – the agreement focuses on research and development of technologies relating to radio astronomy.This agreement paves the way for the formation of a new joint research laboratory for Radio Astronomy Advanced Instrumentation Research (RAAIR).
An international team of astronomers have discovered an unusual laser emission that suggests the presence of a double star system hidden at the heart of the “spectacular” Ant Nebula. The extremely rare phenomenon is connected to the death of a star and was discovered in observations made by European Space Agency’s (ESA) Herschel space observatory.
Scientists agree the sun will die in approximately five billion years, but they weren’t sure what would happen next… until now. A team of international astronomers, including Professor Albert Zijlstra from the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, predict it will turn into a massive ring of luminous, interstellar gas and dust, known as a planetary nebula.
The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) has awarded the 2018 Group Achievement Award to the Planck team (see citation below). The Planck satellite was launched by the European Space Agency (ESA) in 2009 and successfully operated until early 2013 when its supply of liquid helium was exhausted.
JBCA is one of twelve institutes participating in JUMING JIVE (Joining up Users for Maximising the Profile, the Innovation and the Necessary Globalisation of JIVE), which has been awarded nearly €3 million by the EU's Horizon 2020 Programme over the next 4 years.
Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, Jo Johnson MP, learnt more about the UK’s role in cutting-edge space exploration yesterday (9 February) as he toured The University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank Observatory and the international headquarters of the Square Kilometre Array, the project to build the world's largest radio telescope.
An international team of astronomers have for the first time pinpointed the location of a so-called 'fast radio burst' - a type of short-duration radio flash of unknown origin - and have used this to identify its host galaxy over 3 billion light years away.
An international team of astronomers have observed the nearby evolved star L2 Puppis using the ALMA radio telescope in Chile. Five billion years ago, L2 Pup was an almost perfect twin of our present-day Sun, so these observations allow us to see the distant future of our own solar system.
Astronomers at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics have harnessed the power of distributed computing from the UK’s GridPP collaboration in using the curvature of space-time, known as cosmic shear, to tackle one of the Universe’s biggest mysteries – the nature of dark matter and dark energy.