Potential student research projects
The Research School of Physics & Engineering performs research at the cutting edge of a wide range of disciplines.
By undertaking your own research project at RSPE you could open up an exciting career in science.
Positron emitters are embedded in clouds of dust grains produced by supernova. This project will explore the transport of positrons in dust grains using Monte-Carlo techniques to improve our understanding of positron transport in an astrophysically relevant setting.
Dr Joshua Machacek, Dr Daniel Murtagh
In this project, we apply multiple-region relaxed MHD model, designed to describe the fractal fix of chaotic field lines, magentic islands, and flux surfaces in toroidal magnetic confinement, to describe a solar flare.
Assoc. Prof. Matthew Hole
In this project we would compare the construction of accretion disc and magnetic configuration Grad-Shafranov problems, and apply a recently developed toroidal magnetic confinement equilibrium code to model an accretion disc. A focus of the project will be constraining free functions to observational data.
Assoc. Prof. Matthew Hole, Dr Michael Fitzgerald