UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Space and Climate Physics

Current research areas include: Solar physics: Solar flares, solar activity, high-temperature plasma creation, large-scale coronal structures, coronal mass ejections, coronal bright points, influence of Sun on Earth and interplanetary space, origin of solar wind; solar instrumentation: High-resolution X-ray and EUV imaging photon detectors, on-board processing and control systems and related software; solar wind: Interactions with solar system bodies; Earth and planetary magnetospheres: Structure and dynamics, wave-particle interactions, aurora, shock, foreshock, magnetopause, cusp, substorms, plasmapause, acceleration and precipitation processes, comparative magnetospheres, satellite and atmosphere interactions; cometary environment: Ion pickup, velocity space diffusion, mass loading boundaries, plasma tail, ground-based imaging; spacecraft/plasma interactions: surface and deep dielectric charging; trapped particle environment; instrumentation.

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Sponsorship information

Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC); Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC); Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 - 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 - 5 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 - 3 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 - 5 years

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Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

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