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  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Quantum Engineering

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Fully funded four year PhD studentships commencing in September 2020 are available for exceptional graduates with a background in mathematics, engineering, computer science and the physical sciences.
  COSINE-100 - Search for Dark Matter Annual Modulation
  Research Group: Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics
  Prof N Spooner
Applications accepted all year round

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The Sheffield group has pioneered the search for dark matter using Sodium Iodide crystals and is now participating in the search for a galactic particle dark matter signals using the so-called annual modulation signal as part of the new COSINE-100 experiment in South Korea.
  DUNE – Design and Optimisation of The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment at Fermilabing Update by Supervisor
  Research Group: Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics
  Prof N Spooner
Applications accepted all year round

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DUNE is the a billion dollar international neutrino experiment in which a beam of neutrinos will be fired from Fermilab, USA to a 10 kton liquid argon detector built 1300 km away in a new underground facility at Homestake, S.
  RADON Assay Instrumentation with Industry
  Research Group: Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics
  Prof N Spooner
Applications accepted all year round

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Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is of increasing interest in the environment for health reasons but also has potential uses in many areas of science.
  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.
  ATLAS / Data Analysis: investigating the nature of electroweak symmetry breaking and searching for new physics phenomena using diboson measurements.
  Research Group: Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics
  Dr K Lohwasser
Applications accepted all year round

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A position is open for an enthusiastic PhD student to conduct research at the energy frontier at the ATLAS experiment. The main topic is to investigate further the nature of electroweak symmetry breaking and to search for new physics phenomena using diboson measurements.
  Detector Development (ATLAS/Silicon): developing silicon sensor technologies in use at the energy frontier at the ATLAS experiment
  Research Group: Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics
  Dr K Lohwasser
Applications accepted all year round

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A position is open for an enthusiastic PhD student to conduct research in developing silicon sensor technologies in use at the energy.
  ARGONCUBE – Design, Construction and Test of the Liquid Argon Near Detector for the DUNE Neutrino Experiment
  Research Group: Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics
  Prof N Spooner
Applications accepted all year round

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In association with the giant 10 kton DUNE (Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment) liquid argon neutrino detector being built at Homestake there will need to be a smaller Near Detector at Fermilab.
  Cosmic-Ray Muons in Different Applications
  Research Group: Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics
  Dr V Kudryavtsev
Applications accepted all year round

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Cosmic-ray muons are known to be useful in applications beyond particle astrophysics. They have helped with mapping structure of volcanoes and with finding voids in various geological structures.
  CYGNUS - Global Search for Dark Matter Particles with Directionality
  Research Group: Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics
  Prof N Spooner
Applications accepted all year round

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Sheffield is a key player in the world-leading dark matter experiment CYGNUS that is seeking a unique directional signal for Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs), the favoured candidate to explain the missing dark matter of the Universe.
  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.
  Neutrino Oscillation Study and Proton Decay Search with DUNE
  Research Group: Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics
  Dr V Kudryavtsev
Applications accepted all year round

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DUNE is a large international project to design, construct and operate a multi-kiloton scale liquid argon detector for neutrino physics, neutrino astrophysics and a search for physics beyond the Standard Model.
  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.
  ProtoDUNE – Liquid Argon Experiment for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment DUNE - Optimisation and Data Analysis
  Research Group: Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics
  Prof N Spooner
Applications accepted all year round

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ProtoDUNE is a 770 ton liquid argon detector constructed at CERN as a test-bed for the huge DUNE experiment, a billion dollar international neutrino experiment in which a beam of neutrinos will be fired from Fermilab, USA to a 10 kton liquid argon detector in the Homestake mine, S.
  Radiation effects modelling in silicon detector technologies for use in LHC experiments and beyond
  Research Group: Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics
  Dr I Dawson
Applications accepted all year round

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The Sheffield ATLAS group is world leading in understanding the effects of radiation on silicon detector technologies. The radiation environments found in modern high energy collider experiments would seriously impact the physics discovery potential if not properly taken into account.
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