The Astrophysics group in the School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra campus is seeking applicants for the PhD program in areas related to binary star evolution, nucleosynthesis and supernovae.
UNSW Canberra campus is located on the grounds of the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) in Canberra, Australia’s national capital. Applicants with high academic standing are eligible to apply for a UNSW international or domestic competitive scholarship** to undertake study towards a Doctor of Philosophy. International candidates must meet the UNSW English Language requirements. UNSW Canberra does not support requests for English waivers.
** Scholarships are for on-campus study and successful applicants must be prepared to relocate to Canberra.
Applicants with an interest in code development/data analysis/theoretical work in the following research areas are encouraged to apply:
-supernovae (progenitors and remnants)
-late stages of stellar evolution
-accreting white dwarfs
-binary star interactions
-binary stars as gravitational wave sources
-Galactic archaeology (with GALAH)
Successful applicants will have access to Australia's high-performance computational facility, the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI). However, projects of a more observational nature are also possible and encouraged. Successful applicants and their supervisors will be able to apply for telescope time on world-class telescope facilities in Australia and abroad, including state-of-the-art facilities located at the European Southern Observatory in Chile.
With all the amenities and attractions of a modern capital city, Canberra has many nature reserves and offers plenty of opportunity for bush walking, viewing Australian wildlife, mountain biking, camping, boating, wine tours, and winter sports. More information about Canberra can be found here: https://visitcanberra.com.au/
Prior to submitting an application prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to contact Dr Ashley Ruiter (ashley.ruiter at adfa.edu.au Website: https://ashleyruiterastro.wordpress.com/apply-for-a-student-project/ ) and/or Dr Ivo Seitenzahl (i.seitenzahl at adfa.edu.au) to discuss potential research projects, and to confirm supervision availability.
Applications should be submitted no later than 11:59 PM 12 October, 2018, Australian Eastern Daylight Time, and must be submitted through the apply online portal (see below). All supporting documentation must be uploaded by the above closing date. Incomplete applications will be deemed ineligible and requests for submission of a late application will not be supported. The outcome of admission/scholarship will be released from 6 December 2018. Please refer to key dates at https://research.unsw.edu.au/key-dates
-2019, 18 February (Domestic applicants [Australian/New Zealand citizens] and on-shore international applicants).
-2019, 3 June (off-shore international applicants).
Refer to links below for further information.
*UNSW English Language Requirement Policy
*Document Submission Guidelines for a full list of supporting documents (pdf download).
*PhD in physics program at UNSW Canberra: https://www.unsw.adfa.edu.au/degree/postgraduate-research/physics-phd-1892
*UNSW International Scholarships:
*UNSW Domestic Scholarships: