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Deep Earth

PGR-RA-79

Expertise of research area
Earth’s core; Geomagnetism; geophysics; mantle; mineral physics; seismology; simulation


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<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

We use a mixture of computer modelling, observation and theory in the fields of geomagnetism, mineral physics and seismology in order to better understand the structure and dynamics of our planet&amp;rsquo;s interior. We work on problems that range in size from that of a few atoms to that of the entire planet, and time scales from seconds to billions of years.<br /> <br />

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Full description</h2>

<p>The Earth&rsquo;s magnetic field, which is generated in the core, shields the planet from harmful solar radiation and geomagnetic storms, and may influence global climate.&nbsp;Convection of the Earth&rsquo;s mantle is the engine that drives plate tectonics, building mountains and oceans, and is ultimately responsible for generating earthquakes and volcanoes.</p> <p>We have opportunities for prospective postgraduate researchers and encourage&nbsp;PhD proposals that align with the research undertaken by staff in the Deep Earth group.</p> <h3>Useful links and further reading:</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/see-research-degrees">Research degrees within the School of Earth and Environment</a></li> <li><a href="http://environment.leeds.ac.uk/institute-geophysics-tectonics/doc/deep-earth">Deep Earth group</a></li> <li><a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/see-research">School of Earth and Environment,&nbsp;Research&nbsp;and Innovation&nbsp;</a></li> </ul> <h3>Leeds Doctoral College</h3> <p>Our <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/research-leeds-doctoral-college">Doctoral College</a> supports you throughout your postgraduate research journey. It brings together all the support services and opportunities to enhance your research, your development, and your overall experience.</p>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/research-applying/doc/applying-research-degrees">University&#39;s website</a>.</p>

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>For general enquiries and details regarding the application process, please contact the Graduate School Office:<br /> e:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:env-pgr@leeds.ac.uk">env-pgr@leeds.ac.uk</a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 1314.</p>


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