Opportunities for PhD Studies in Space Physics 

The Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala, is integrated with the Uppsala University Department of Physics and Astronomy. The institute in Uppsala has extensive research programs in space physics, with ample opportunities for PhD research projects, and several professors and senior scientists to serve as graduate student advisors. There are also close links to other groups at the university, notably in astrophysics. It is expected that the department and division jointly can provide financial support for 5 - 8 graduate students in total in space physics, and that 1 - 2 new students per year can be accepted. 
Space Plasma Physics Research Programme  

The Space Plasma Physics Research Programme carries out experimental research in space plasma physics using data from instruments on satellites, and in the future also on space probes. Data sets are now under study from ESA four-satellite Cluster mission and from the NASA Cassini mission.

Examples of current research topics are: 

The programme also has an instrument on the ESA mission Rosetta to a comet.

The programme also carries out experimental research in space physics, utilising data from ground-based instruments at high latitudes, in co-ordination with measurements on national and international satellites. Our main ground-based instruments are provided by the large-scale international research facility EISCAT (European Incoherent Scatter Association) with radar stations in Tromsö, Kiruna, Sodankylä and on Svalbard.

An example of a current research topic is:  

Most of our work is carried out in wide international collaboration and we can offer PhD student supervision in a very international environment. 
Contact person: Prof. Mats André,   ma@irfu.se , phone +46 - 18 471 59 13 

Last update: 2013-09-17 13:20 /Liza Dackborn