The student will work under the guidance and supervision of Prof. Katja Poppenhaeger, and will be supported by a wider group of researchers and postdocs in the Star-Planet Systems research group. The research projects available to the student include rotational and orbital evolution of star-exoplanet systems, magnetic activity of host stars with close exoplanets, and atmospheric evaporation of exoplanets. All projects will have an emphasis on data analysis, and the student will have access to existing datasets while enjoying the opportunity to use ESO and AIP's telescopes to gather new data. The specific PhD topic can be adapted to the preferences of the successful applicant in consultation with Prof. Poppenhaeger. Applications received before November, 1st, 2018 will receive full consideration, but later ones may be considered until the position is filled.
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