PPARC Funded PhD Studentship in Historical Astronomy at the University of Durham

It is very likely that a PPARC funded PhD studentship will be available in the Historical Astronomy group within the Physics Department at the University of Durham beginning in October 2006. The Historical Astronomy group conducts research into two overlapping areas: (i) the history of early astronomy, in particular the development of astronomy in ancient Mesopotamia, Greece and China; and (ii) the use of historical astronomical data in problems of modern science. Potential applicants should be looking to undertake research in one or both of these areas.

Details of the PPARC studentship scheme are available on the departmental website: http://www.dur.ac.uk/physics/postgraduate/research/astro/

Please note that in order to be eligible for a PPARC fellowship candidates must have been resident in the UK for the last 3 years. Overseas students studying in the UK do not count as resident.

Please contact John Steele ([email protected]) for further information and to discuss possible research projects. For full consideration full applications need to be made before the 24th February 2006, but you should contact John Steele before then to discuss projects.