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Deep Earth

PGR-RA-79

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


<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’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.

<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/info/130558/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="http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130206/applying/91/applying_for_research_degrees">University&#39;s website</a>.</p>

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<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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