Top-Up PhD Scholarship in Astrophysics
School of Physics, University of New South Wales

A top-up scholarship, valued at A$5,000 per annum for 3-years, is available for international and Australian PhD students enrolled at UNSW to work with Professor Michael Burton on an ARC-funded Discovery Project entitled “Dark Gas and the Formation of Molecular Clouds”.

The aim of the project is to answer a longstanding question in astrophysics: how do molecular clouds form in the interstellar medium? This is a key, but poorly understood, part of the life cycle of our Galaxy, as from molecular clouds stars are born. To address this question we aim to map the atomic and molecular gas across a spiral arm of our Galaxy, using three telescopes, in Australia, Chile and Antarctica. For further information please visit URL http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/mopraco .

To be awarded this scholarship you must:

• Be offered a scholarship for study at UNSW.
• Enrol as a full-time PhD student.
• If you are an international applicant you must arrange to pay tuition fees (there are scholarships available for this; see URL http://research.unsw.edu.au/units/graduate-research-school).

For further information please contact Professor Michael Burton in the Department of Astrophysics of the School of Physics at the University of New South Wales.
Email: m.burton@unsw.edu.au or visit Professor Michael Burton's webpage