A fully funded PhD scholarship is available to work on research into the intracluster medium of galaxy clusters with Dr. Yvette Perrott at Victoria University of Wellington. Our current understanding of how the easily detectable gas component relates to the dark-matter-dominated total mass limits the use of galaxy clusters as precision cosmological probes.
Using current and next-generation instruments, this observational and simulation-based project will investigate flexible yet robust methods for extracting cluster gas pressure profiles from Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect data, as well as ways of modeling non-thermal pressure and its connection to synchrotron radio emission.
About the Scholarship:
Victoria University was founded in the year 1897. The main campus is one mile from the city center in Kelburn, a residential suburb of Wellington. The Law Faculty, which is part of the Faculty of Commerce and Administration, as well as the Architecture and Design schools, are located in the city’s centre. The university contains faculties of Architecture and Design, Commerce and Administration, Education, Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, and Science, in addition to institutes and research facilities. Coursework in English and New Zealand literature, indigenous studies (including Maori, Pacific, and Asian studies), linguistics, environmental and sciences, geography, political science, and theater and film are all available..Wellington also offers a fantastic zoo and a state-of-the-art sanctuary, Zealandia, where animal enthusiasts may see and study New Zealand’s distinctive and uncommon animals. A number of organizations and student groups are available on campus to help you integrate into New Zealand student life while doing activities you enjoy with people who share your interests. It has three campuses, with the Humanities and Social Science, Engineering, Health, Social Science, and Education faculties being located in Kelburn, New Zealand. The Pipitea campus, which is close to the New Zealand Parliament building and houses the Faculty of Management and Facilities of Law, Finance, Government, Finances, and Information Technology, is the second campus. The Te Aro campus, which contains the Faculty of Design and Architecture, is the third campus. Victoria University also offers courses in Auckland’s central business district.
Both undergraduate and graduate degrees are available. It has a faculty of about 1000 people who are committed to offering a well-rounded and high-quality education. Around 40 research institutes and centers are housed at Victoria University, providing students with the best resources for gaining practical knowledge. On a beautiful campus, the university provides students with the best amenities. It keeps a collection of works of art. In addition, it hosts lunchtime performances and workshops. The university is also easily accessible, with a well-developed public transportation infrastructure. Victoria University has an illustrious alumni list. Barbara Anderson, Sam Neill, Jane Campion, Dr. John Money, and Dr. Alexander Gerst are among them. Victoria University of Wellington has more than 40 research institutions and is New Zealand’s top university for research intensity (the country’s major indicator of research excellence). The University develops critical thinking and delivers information and practical skills to its students through internships, field excursions, and research projects, with over 170 subjects to select from. Te Herenga Waka, the University’s marae (Mori meeting house and environs), is at the heart of our dedication to tikanga Mori (Mori cultural traditions) and serves as a focal point for students and whnau (family) on campus. The university is also proud of its Living P project, which involves redeveloping the marae in order to connect to the past in order to inform our future. The Living P, as a purpose-built living lab, will serve as an incubator for innovation and a gathering place for people from all communities and disciplines to explore how we can construct a more equal, fair, and sustainable society. Because Wellington is the capital city, the University has access to numerous national organizations, including leaders and thinkers in politics, government, culture and history, business, and science. The Kelburn campus of the University of Auckland is a short walk from New Zealand’s Parliament buildings, where government officials convene to discuss and pass legislation. Wellington is a small city that offers easy access to natural trails, beaches, galleries, museums, and events. It is also cosmopolitan, safe, and welcoming, with a reputation for excellent food and coffee. Respect, accountability, fairness, integrity, and empathy are the University’s key ethical ideals. Our commitment to sustainability, welfare, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and transparency exemplifies these basic ethical ideals. The University also lives out its core values through its diverse and welcoming community, and provides support to students through a variety of wellbeing and learning services, including a specialist international support team that provides advice and support to international students throughout their studies. Victoria University of Wellington is dedicated to global citizenship, assisting in the resolution of international issues, and educating critically educated, internationally confident graduates.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): Victoria University of Wellington
Scholarship Country: New Zealand
Scholarship Worth: $27,500
Study Level: PhD
Nationality: International Students
The selected applicant will get a NZD $27,500 tax-free stipend per year, as well as payment of all university tuition expenses and funding to attend international conferences (if possible). The scholarship will be granted for a three-year period.
Eligibility for Scholarship.
A good background in astronomy and/or general physics is required for this position. Knowledge in radio astronomy, Bayesian statistics, and computer abilities will be helpful, but not required. Candidates must complete the entry requirements for Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s PhD program.
The Victoria University of Wellington 2022 Intracluster Medium of Galaxy Clusters PhD Scholarship is open to all International Students
- To apply, please email [email protected] a cover letter outlining why you believe you are a suitable fit for this position, a CV (containing your academic transcript), and the names of two academic referees.
- Students must submit their applications online through the university’s official application portal. Students must send their supporting documentation to [email protected] in order to apply for the scholarship.
- Students must submit a cover letter explaining why they believe they are a good fit for this post, a CV (with academic transcript), and the names of two academic referees.
- Candidates must meet the entry requirements for Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s PhD program in order to be considered for admission.
- Students must submit results from the following English language proficiency tests:
- 90 points on the internet-based TOEFL test, including a minimum of 20 in writing.
- There are no sub-scores below 6 on the IELTS overall band of 6.5.
- With a score of 58 on the Pearson Test of English,
The application deadline for Victoria University of Wellington 2022 Intracluster Medium of Galaxy Clusters PhD Scholarship is June 1, 2022. It is worthy to note that Victoria University of Wellington 2022 Intracluster Medium of Galaxy Clusters PhD Scholarship is renewable every year