Astrophysics placements

Using international research facilities, students on this placement will spend a month carrying out an extended research project in astrophysics at the Skinakas Observatory in Crete.

The project is excellent preparation for a PhD, though the skills developed, such as independent project work and problem solving, could be easily transferred into a range of careers.

Over the course of a month, students will carry out two observing runs at the observatory before applying advanced data analysis techniques with the astronomy group at the university of Heracleon. It is likely that the work carried out will form the basis of a contribution to published scientific papers.

This incredible opportunity is available to the top two* Astrophysics students academically each year and includes a living stipend plus travel and accommodation expenses.

*in terms of overall academic performance

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.