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Particle Physics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 53 Particle Physics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Are you fascinated by the fundamental building blocks of the universe? Do you have a passion for understanding the mysteries of particles and their interactions? If so, pursuing a PhD in Particle Physics could be the perfect path for you.

What's it like to study a PhD in Particle Physics?

Studying a PhD in Particle Physics is an exhilarating journey into the depths of the subatomic world. You will have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge research projects, collaborating with renowned physicists and contributing to the advancement of our understanding of the universe.

As a PhD student in Particle Physics, you will spend a significant amount of time conducting experiments, analyzing data, and developing theoretical models. You will have access to state-of-the-art laboratories and particle accelerators, allowing you to explore the fundamental particles and forces that govern our universe.

In addition to your research work, you will also attend seminars, conferences, and workshops to stay updated with the latest discoveries and developments in the field. This will provide you with valuable networking opportunities and the chance to exchange ideas with fellow researchers.

Entry requirements for a PhD in Particle Physics

To pursue a PhD in Particle Physics, you will typically need a strong background in physics, preferably with a specialization in particle physics or a related field. Most universities require applicants to hold a first-class or upper second-class honours degree in physics or a relevant discipline.

In addition to academic qualifications, research experience and a strong motivation to contribute to the field of particle physics are highly valued. Admissions committees often look for candidates who have demonstrated their ability to conduct independent research and possess excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

PhD in Particle Physics funding options

Funding for PhDs in Particle Physics may be available from various sources, including governments, universities and charities, business or industry. See our full guides to PhD funding for more information.

PhD in Particle Physics careers

A PhD in Particle Physics opens up a wide range of exciting career opportunities. Many graduates go on to work in academia, conducting further research and teaching at universities. Others find employment in research institutions, national laboratories, or government agencies, contributing to groundbreaking discoveries and technological advancements.

Furthermore, the skills acquired during a PhD in Particle Physics, such as data analysis, computational modeling, and critical thinking, are highly sought after in industries such as finance, technology, and engineering. The ability to tackle complex problems and think outside the box makes particle physics graduates valuable assets in various sectors.

Embark on a journey of exploration and discovery by pursuing a PhD in Particle Physics. Unravel the mysteries of the universe and make a lasting impact on our understanding of the fundamental laws that govern it.

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Top quark physics beyond the Standard Model at the ATLAS detector

This PhD project involves searching for physics beyond the Standard Model, using top quark data recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, Geneva. Read more

Search for Higgs decays into charm quarks

After the discovery of the Higgs boson at the LHC, the Higgs Yukawa coupling to fermions has been experimentally confirmed only for the heavy 3rd-generation fermions. Read more
Last chance to apply

University of Sussex PhD Studentship on the DUNE Neutrino Experiment Applications are invited from talented, and creative students for a PhD place in Experimental Particle Physics, to join the Sussex group working on the DUNE experiment under the supervision of Prof Simon Peeters and Dr Kate Shaw. Read more

Studying strong interaction with polarised probes

  Research Group: Nuclear Physics
The focus of this project is to exploit the world’s leading electromagnetic (EM) beam facility (MAMI) to elucidate the fundamental nature of hadrons, nuclei and nuclear matter. Read more

Search for new physics with LHC data and developing ultra-fast silicon detectors

We have one fully-funded place for a new PhD student to join our LHCb team, working in the particle physics group at the University of Birmingham, exploring the latest LHC data collected with the LHCb experiment. Read more

Developing a framework for regulatory conformance of innovative experimental nuclear reactor

Molten Salt Reactors (MSRs) are a next-generation nuclear reactor technology outlined by Generation IV International Forum, fulfilling sustainability, economics, safety, and proliferation resistance goals. Read more

Optical fiber-based RF-breakdown detection and prediction

The QUASAR Group, based at the Cockcroft Institute, in collaboration with the beam instrumentation company D-Beam Ltd, have pioneered the development and commercialization of optical fiber-based beam loss monitors for particle accelerators. Read more

De Sitter matrix models and field theory

  Research Group: Geometry, Analysis & Gravitation
The School of Mathematical Sciences of Queen Mary University of London invite applications for a PhD project commencing in September 2024. . Read more

Technologies for optogenetic neural interfacing

The ability to express light-sensitive proteins (opsins) in neurons, in a genetically-targeted fashion, has helped transform our understanding of how the brain functions. Read more

The ALICE experiment at the CERN LHC

ALICE is one of the four main experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. It is a general purpose heavy-ion experiment aimed at studying QCD under extreme conditions of energy density. Read more

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