PhD Studentships in particle physics at QMUL
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We invite applications for studentships within the particle physics research department at Queen Mary, University of London. Projects are available on the Atlas, T2K, SNO+ and other detector R&D.
The Particle Physics Research Centre at Queen Mary is an active research group collaborating in several international experiments in Europe, the United States and Japan including the Atlas, T2K, and SNO+ experiments. We are involved in a broad range of analyses from the study of the QCD structure of the proton at the smallest distance scales, to the understanding of the matter/anti-matter asymmetry of the universe. In addition the group is involved in the development of a global computing Grid needed to provide computing resources for the next generation of experiments.
Research topics are expected to involve:
Studying the interactions of fundamental particles.
Development of software for the analysis of real and simulated data.
Development and testing experimental instrumentation.
Implementation and evaluation of components of the Particle Physics distributed computing and data Grid system.
Development of software and hardware within data-acquisition systems for experiments.
The detailed topics of the doctorate project will be decided between the supervisor and the student. A list of available projects can be seen in the link on the sidebar.
Graduate students will join the group in October for a period of 3-4 years and undertake a comprehensive series of lecture courses in the first semester covering particle physics theory, the Standard Model, as well as programming, experimental techniques and analysis methods.
Students then work closely with their supervisor on a first year project which will form the basis of a First Year Report to be submitted by September, followed by an oral examination of the report. There will be another short oral examination at the end of the second year.
During the PhD, students will have the opportunity to attend national and international workshops, summer schools and conferences. In particular all students are expected to attend the UK Summer School for Experimental High Energy Physicists at the end of their first year as well as the Institute Of Physics High Energy Physics conference in their final year. Students are usually also offered the opportunity to spend extended periods of time abroad at the accelerator laboratories depending on funding constraints.
All of our students are encouraged to participate in Outreach activities and public engagement which may involve work with the media, helping local schools, and participating in Masterclass and other science events. In particular students should apply for media training courses and should consider the Researcher in Residence programme.
Details on the application procedure and elegibility criteria for funding may be found on our website.
Nr of positions available : 3
Physics - Other
Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Full training is given including a lecture programme in particle physics delivered through the University of London.
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For more details of of the projects available and funding sources please see http://pprc.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/phd-programme
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