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  How artificial intelligence can improve nuclear physics?
  Research Group: Nuclear Physics
  Dr A Pastore, Dr C Barton
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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In recent years, thanks to the remarkable progress in the domain of artificial intelligence, we have now at our disposal very powerful tools to help our scientific investigation.
  PhD in Physics and Astronomy - Development and Testing of Multi-radiation Systems for the Characterisation of Nuclear Facilities
  Dr B Seitz
Applications accepted all year round

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We have a PhD vacancy in conjunction with the Nuclear Decomissioning Authority NDA) and the National Nuclear Laboratory (NLL).
  From Big Bang nucleosynthesis to medical science: advanced electronic signal analysis for extreme-light experiments in nuclear science.
  Research Group: Nuclear Physics
  Dr C Diget, Dr C Matei
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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The Extreme-Light Infrastructure - Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) is currently under construction in Bucharest, Romania.
  Dark Matter Search with the LZ Experiment
  Research Group: Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics
  Dr V Kudryavtsev
Applications accepted all year round

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LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) is a project to build and operate a high-sensitivity dark matter experiment in the deep mine at SURF (South Dakota, USA) able to probe most of the WIMP parameter space region free from neutrino background.
  Structure of exotic nuclei via lifetime measurements
  Research Group: Nuclear Physics
  Dr M Petri
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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In the nuclear physics group at York, we focus on carrying out world-leading research aimed at the study of the fundamental properties of atomic nuclei and the origin of elements in the cosmos, employing and developing state-of-the-art experimental and theoretical techniques.
  Laser-assisted studies of shapes/sizes and decay properties of exotic nuclei at CERN (Geneva, Switzerland) and RIKEN (Tokyo, Japan)
  Research Group: Nuclear Physics
  Prof A Andreyev
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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This PhD project focuses on studies of collective properties of exotic nuclei, in particular on their shapes/radii and on their fission properties.
  Neutron star in common envelope phase – progenitor to NS-NS merger
  Research Group: Nuclear Physics
  Dr A Laird, Dr C Diget
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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The recent detection of strontium [1] in the kilonova spectra from the neutron star – neutron star merger (GW170817) has confirmed that these mergers are a key site of r-process nucleosynthesis.
  Assessing stored energy due to radiation effects in nuclear waste forms
  Dr M Patel, Dr F Blanc
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Applications are invited for a graduate to join the research group of Dr. Maulik Patel (Department of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace, University of Liverpool) in a project in collaboration with Dr.
  Imaging and Nuclear Waste Characterisation using laser plasma accelerators
  Prof D Jaroszynski, Dr M Shahzad, Dr E Higgins
Application Deadline: 12 June 2020

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The University of Strathclyde are inviting applications for a PhD position to join exciting new projects in developing novel knowledge and potential applications using laser-plasma wakefield accelerators (LWFAs) (1).
  Long-term behaviour of nuclear wasteforms under geological disposal conditions
  Dr AH Mir
Application Deadline: 26 June 2020

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Geological disposal of nuclear waste is an internationally accepted methodology for nuclear waste management and pursued by the United Kingdom.
  Nuclear DFT studies of magnetic moments in odd nuclei
  Research Group: Nuclear Physics
  Prof J Dobaczewski, Dr A Pastore
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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The tool of choice to describe properties of atomic nuclei from light to heavy and from drip-line to drip-line is the nuclear density functional theory (NDFT).
  WATCHMAN – 6 kton Neutrino Experiment for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Supernova Detection
  Research Group: Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics
  Prof N Spooner
Applications accepted all year round

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The Sheffield group is playing a leading part in a US-UK collaboration that is building a 6 kton neutrino detector in the UK at the Boulby Underground Laboratory.
  RATRACK - Directional Sensitive Nuclear Recoil Detectors for Homeland Security and Environmental Radon Assay
  Research Group: Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics
  Prof N Spooner
Applications accepted all year round

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The Sheffield particle physics group is acknowledged by the UK research council STFC as having one of the best programmes of spin-out activity designed for using particle physics technology in industry and for society.
  Mapping the radiation tolerance and local mechanics of nuclear Reactor Pressure Vessel steels
  Research Group: Metallurgy and Corrosion
  Dr E Jimenez-Melero, Prof G Burke
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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The aim of the project is to evaluate the impact of the local microstructure on the radiation damage and mechanical performance of neutron-irradiated Reactor Pressure Vessels (RPV) steels at relevant reactor conditions and in the bulk microstructure, with sufficient spatial resolution and chemical sensitivity to identify local changes in chemistry, phases, microstructure and plasticity/hardening.
  NUCLEAR Radiation Assay Instrumentation with Industry
  Research Group: Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics
  Prof N Spooner
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD. project concerns the development of new ultra-sensitive nuclear radiation and assay detector technology to be conducted with close links to the UK defence, homeland security and nuclear sector.
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