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DTC PHYS 21 - Compositeness and Physics Beyond the Standard Model

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

Project Description

After the discovery of the Higgs particle, the on-going LHC program started a new era of explorations of the energy frontier in new, unchartered territory.

One important goal of this huge international effort is to understand the fundamental origin of electroweak symmetry breaking, and this project will allow the student to contribute in this direction by studying in details the phenomenological and theoretical implications of compositeness as a way to complete the Standard Model at high energies.

The ambitious research program requires that the student gain insight on the quantum field theory aspects of the problem, aimed at building, developing and testing concrete realisations of compositeness, by combining elements from at least one amongst: experimental and phenomenological considerations, effective field theory arguments, and non-perturbative methods (gauge/gravity dualities and lattice 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

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Please include the project ID and title in your email subject header (eg. DTC PHYS 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. – View Website

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