Research Internships

The SPA research internship allocation is currently being reviewed for 2018.  This page will be updated by end of February 2018.

There are other internships opportunities including the SEPnet internships and the Crete Observatory internship for BSc/MSci Astrophysics students

Ogden Trust Funded Internship

The opportunity has arisen for a summer internship on 'Space Sonification' funded by The Ogden Trust and supervised by Dr Martin Archer. Ultra-low frequency analogues of sound waves (fluid plasma waves) in near-Earth space can have effects on our technology and lives e.g. they can create “killer electrons” in the radiation belts which damage or “kill” the many satellites we depend on.  One novel technique in navigating, mining, and analysing this data is through sonification, the process of converting an oscillatory time-series into audible sound. These audible datasets then lend themselves well not only to researchers but also citizen scientists. The internship will concern developing new tools to sonify data from numerous different space-based missions.

Skills required
Computer programming (e.g. C++, Matlab, Python)
Self-motivation / independent organisation
Audio analysis (desired)

The internship is for 6 weeks over the summer with a bursary of £2,100 (£70 per day) paid by The Ogden Trust. Dates of the internship can be flexible. If you are interested please send an up-to-date CV and a statement detailing your interest to Dr Martin Archer:   by Sunday 11 March 2018.

Juno Champion

The school holds Juno Champion status, the highest award of this IoP scheme to recognise and reward departments that can demonstrate they have taken action to address the under-representation of women in university physics and to encourage better practice for both women and men.