The RIBF facility at RIKEN in Tokyo, Japan is the world’s leading laboratory in the production and study of the most exotic nuclear systems that we can currently access. Developing state-of-the-art radiation detection instruments is essential in order to probe the internal structure of these exotic species. In this PhD project you will work on a novel gamma-ray detector that we are developing at York and which will be deployed at RIBF/RIKEN for nuclear structure investigations. As part of the project you are expected to spend a significant amount of time in Japan to join the local group there and contribute to the experimental efforts. We are looking for a highly motivated person with a passion for hands-on experimental physics and a curiosity to work on an international research environment.
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. As well as pursuing fundamental research focusing on key questions at the forefront of the field, we work to develop new techniques in nuclear technology, working closely with industrial partners. We are also strongly committed to our outreach programme, inspiring the next generation of scientists and bringing the excitement of fundamental science to the wider public.
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