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DTC PHYS 1 - Spectral properties of Quantum Chromodynamics at nonzero temperature and density

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  • Full or part time
    Prof G Aarts
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

The phase structure of QCD, the theory of the strong interactions, is probed by the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, by colliding heavy ions. As the temperature is increased, the spectrum changes dramatically, since hadrons dissolve into quarks and gluons. In this project we investigate what happens when a small nonzero baryon density is present, which is relevant for collisions at lower energy. The project will combine simulations of lattice QCD on high-performance computing
facilities, advanced data analysis and analytical studies of thermal field theory.

Entry requirements

Candidates must have a minimum of an upper second class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, or an appropriate Master’s degree (with Merit). Informal enquiries are welcome by emailing the project supervisor.

For candidates whose first language is not English, we require IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in each component) or equivalent. Please visit our website for a list of acceptable English language tests. We prefer candidates to have already met the English Language requirements at the point of application, although this is not a requirement.

How to apply

Visit our webpage for details - http://www.swansea.ac.uk/science/research/dtc/biosciences-projects-2018-19/

Please include the project ID and title in your email subject header (eg. DTC MATH xxxxxx)

Funding Notes

Student Finance England have announced plans to offer student loans for PhD level courses from September 2018 for courses at any PhD awarding university (including Swansea University). Full details are still to be confirmed. Visit our website for updated information. – http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/pg-loans/



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