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Wave and mean flow interaction in rotating, stratified, and electrically conducting fluids. EMPS College Home fees Studentship, PhD in Mathematics. Ref: 4322

About the award

Supervisors

Lead Supervisor:

Prof. Beth Wingate, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter
 

Location:

Department of Mathematics, Streatham Campus, Devon, University of Exeter

The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences  is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The studentship will cover Home tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,609 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. 

This College studentship is open to UK and Irish nationals, who if successful in their application will receive a full studentship including payment of university tuition fees at the home fees rate.

Project Description:

In many fields of study like climate science and magnetohydrodynamics the governing system of equations leads to fast oscillations that create complex phenomenon such as coherent long-lived phenomenon, chaos, and energy exchange that have implications for the long-term dynamics. This kind of behaviour also has implications for numerical simulations.

How does coherence created? How long does a coherent mean flow last before it decays or transforms into chaos? How does the phenomenon depend on the parameters of the physics such as background ocean stratification or magnetic field? Can numerical analysis shed new light on how we can approximate the phenomenon with numerical computation? 

This project will involve a combination of theoretical fluid dynamics, numerical analysis and simulation to seek answers to these questions, with the final direction of the project decided by the student and supervisors.

Entry requirements

This studentship is open to UK and Irish nationals, who if successful in their application will receive a full studentship including payment of university tuition fees at the home fees rate.

Applicants for this studentship must have obtained, or be about to obtain, a First or Upper Second Class UK Honours degree, or the equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK, in an appropriate area of science or technology.   Knowledge and experience of in fluid dynamics, computing, applied mathematics, partial differential equations is desirable.

If English is not your first language you will need to have achieved at least 6.0 in IELTS and no less than 6.0 in any section by the start of the project. 

Alternative tests may be acceptable (see http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/english/).

How to apply

In the application process you will be asked to upload several documents.  Please note our preferred format is PDF, each file named with your surname and the name of the document, eg. “Smith – CV.pdf”, “Smith – Cover Letter.pdf”, “Smith – Transcript.pdf”.

• CV
• Letter of application (outlining your academic interests, prior project work experience and reasons for
  wishing to undertake the project).
• Transcript(s) giving full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained (this should be an
   interim transcript if you are still studying)
• Two references from referees familiar with your academic work. If your referees prefer, they can email
   the reference direct to pgrenquiries@exeter.ac.uk quoting the studentship reference number.
• If you are not a national of a majority English-speaking country you will need to submit evidence of your proficiency in English.  Please see the entry requirements information above.

The closing date for applications is midnight on 10th January 2022.  Interviews will be held online on the week commencing 24 January 2022.

If you have any general enquiries about the application process please email pgrenquiries@exeter.ac.uk

Project-specific queries should be directed to the main supervisor at b.wingate@exeter.ac.uk

Summary

Application deadline:10th January 2022
Value:Home tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,609 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study.
Duration of award:per year
Contact: PGR Admissions Office pgrenquiries@exeter.ac.uk