The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northern Arizona University seeks outstanding applicants for our PhD program in Astronomy and Planetary Science.
Our research portfolio includes exoplanet science; the formation and evolution of planetary systems; the small bodies in our Solar System; planetary geology of solid bodies in our Solar System; robotic exploration of Mars; laboratory astrophysics studies; and observational planetary astronomy. We enjoy institutional access to major telescopes around the world, and we also work closely with colleagues at the nearby Lowell Observatory and US Geological Survey/Astrogeology Science Center.
We are particularly seeking applicants to work on the following funded research projects:
-telescopic observations of asteroids [Cristina Thomas]
-exoplanet studies and terrestrial exoplanet analogs [Ty Robinson]
-Mars rover/remote sensing/big data for terrestrial and planetary science [Mark Salvatore]
-Hubble Space Telescope observations of the outermost Solar System [David Trilling]
-remote sensing of Mars and the moon [Christopher Edwards]
-the evolution of massive stars [Phil Massey]
-astrophysical ice lab experiments [Jennifer Hanley, Will Grundy, Steve Tegler]
More information is available at
and through contacting individual faculty directly about their research.
We particularly encourage applications from students with diverse backgrounds.