Project 4

Project description: This project aims at important advancements in modelling variations in solar activity. The importance of solar activity variations as the single most important natural external driver of terrestrial climate change, has led to renewed attention on understanding the solar dynamo and forecasting cycle-to-cycle variations.
More information of the project: Prof. Kristof Petrovay (K.Petrovay (a)

Host: Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary. 
Secondment Host: University of Sheffield, UK. 
Industrial Training: Hungarian Solar Physics Foundation, Gyula Bay Zoltán Solar Observatory, Gyula, Hungary (solar observations, 1 month), Space Applications Services (2 months; space weather monitoring).

Project specific requirements

Mobility rule: The applicant must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Hungary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the call deadline ( see details for the MSCA mobility rule here). 

Required Skills: Good programming skills
Desired Skills: Experience with several of the following programming
languages / packages: Python, IDL, C, FORTRAN, gnuplot, LaTeX. A knack
for analytical calculations

Host degree requirements:  MSc degree or equivalent in physics or in a
related field (primarily astronomy, geophysics or applied maths; other
science or engineering degrees may be marginally admissible). Applicants
still pursuing their MSc studies should obtain their degree by the end
of June 2021. The candidate has to be officially admitted to the Doctoral School of Physics at ELTE (
Secondment host degree requirements: M.Sc. degree in physics,
astrophysics, or mathematics with at least cum laude (or another
distinction, e.g. scientific publication). A student has to be
officially accepted to the UMCS Doctoral School.

Host language requirement:  A working knowledge of English is essential.
If English is not the applicant’s mother tongue, and s/he hasn’t pursued
her/his university studies in English, a language certificate proving at
least B2, but preferably C1 level of proficiency is required. Only
language examinations recognised by the Hungarian Accreditation Centre
for Foreign Language Examinations are accepted (e.g. IELTS).
Secondment host language requirements: read requirements from here..

Send your application: Kristof Petrovay (K.Petrovay (a)