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Centre for Advanced Instrumentation

Postgraduate Opportunities

CfAI has a number of PhD places each year in the fields of astronomical instrumentation, adaptive optics, atmospheric turbulence monitoring, astrophotonics, biophotonics and fusion diagnostics. UK residence is required for STFC/EPSRC/NERC funded positions, but we are also always open to applicants from overseas who have their own funding.

Details of how to apply are here. You should specify Advanced Instrumentation as your field of interest.

EPSRC Funded Studentship in Adaptive optics and Ophthalmic Instrumentation,

Department of Physics, Centre for Advanced Instrumentation, Durham University

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in Optics and Photonics to work with Professors Gordon Love and John Girkin in the Department of Physics at Durham University. The EPSRC will pay the fees and cover the usual student stipend for 3.5 years from October 2015.

The Centre for Advanced Instrumentation is one of the leading centres World-wide for research into Adaptive Optics with topics ranging from astronomy, to ophthalmic optics. We are seeking a physicist or engineer with an interest in optics to pursue a PhD in ophthalmic optics using adaptive optics. The specific project will depend on the interests of the students but will potential involve measuring accommodation in the eye (the ability to focus) and/or new ways to measure people¹s eyesight. It is likely to involve collaboration with (and potentially travel to) collaborators at Oxford, Bangor (UK) and UC Berkeley (USA).

Applicants should have or expect to attain a good (first or upper second class) honours degree in physics, engineering or a related subject. 

The closing date for applications is Friday 27nd February 2015.

 

Applications can be made online at https://www.dur.ac.uk/postgraduate/

 

Informal enquiries are welcome and should please be directed to Prof.Gordon Love at g.d.love@durham.ac.uk

STFC funded studentship in adaptive optics for astronomical instrumentation.

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in adaptive optics to work with Professor Richard Myers and Dr Alastair Basden in the Department of Physics at Durham University. The STFC will pay fees and cover the usual student stipend for 3.5 years from October 2015.

The Centre for Advanced Instrumentation is one of the leading centres World-wide for research into Adaptive Optics with topics ranging from astronomy, to ophthalmic optics. We are seeking a physicist, engineer or computer scientist with an interest in adaptive optics to pursue a PhD in the computational aspects of adaptive optics, including modelling and real-time control. The specific project will depend on the interests of the student but will potentially involve development of real-time technologies for the forthcoming 40m European Extremely Large Telescope, and development and modelling of algorithms critical to achieving AO good performance at this scale. It is likely to involve collaboration with (and potentially travel to) collaborators at Edinburgh, Paris Observatory, and the European Southern Observatory.

Applicants should have or expect to attain a good (first or upper second class) honours degree in physics, engineering or a related subject.

The closing date for applications is 1 March 2015.

 

Applications can be made online at https://www.dur.ac.uk/postgraduate/

 

Informal enquiries are welcome and should please be directed to Prof. Richard Myers at r.m.myers@durham.ac.uk