UWC Centre for Radio Cosmology MSc and PhD Bursaries for 2020

Deadline : 30 Sep 2019

The full call can be found here

The Centre for Radio Cosmology (CRC) at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) is offering MSc and PhD bursaries for 2020. Successful applicants will be supervised by Prof Mario Santos, Prof Roy Maartens or Dr Ed Elson, on cutting-edge projects described briefly below. The available topics cover the Key Science goals of the SKA in cosmology and galaxy evolution – which have synergies with the science goals of the major upcoming optical/infrared surveys, such as DESI, Euclid and LSST. Students also have the possibility to be co- supervised by visiting professors, Matt Jarvis (Oxford University), Romeel Davé (University of Edinburgh), Stefano Camera (University of Turin), Phil Bull and Alkistis Pourtsidou (Queen Mary London). Students will also have opportunities to spend time in institutions abroad, in particular the ones mentioned. The CRC at UWC is internationally recognized for its research on cosmology with MeerKAT, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) and other telescopes. CRC staff are closely involved in the South African and international SKA Projects. In 2019 there are 17 PhD / MSc students and 15 postdoctoral researchers doing research at UWC. See http://astro.uwc.ac.za for further details.