The Queen's and the Observatory and University of Padova have a long standing collaboration on supernova studies through projects on the European Southern Observatory and La Palma telescopes (e.g. the Italian TNG and UK's WHT telescopes). We are currently major partners in the PESSTO Survey.
This scholarship is aimed available to students of all nationalities and aimed at high performing undergraduate students in their final year. The student will work on aspects of either the PESSTO survey (www.pessto.org) or or other observing programs involving the two teams. She/he will work at both Padova Observatory and University and Queen's University on a breakdown to be decided depending on the PhD project.
Examples of possible science topics are:
Students must already be competent in the english language and non-native english speakers will be required to demonstrate this competency either through interview and/or with an official score in the IELTS (International English Language Testing System or TOEFL iBt (Teaching of English as a foreign Language (internet Based Test)).
Further advanced language training (in English and Italian) is available during the PhD programme, as well as training in all the technical expertise required for this observational based programme. The student may be eligible for a European/International PhD title upon agreement among the two Universities.
No benefits information has been provided by the employer.