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Computational Physics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in Sheffield

We have 12 Computational Physics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in Sheffield

A PhD in Computational Physics involves the development of mathematical models and computer programmes that can compute the behaviour of physical systems.

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

A PhD in Computational Physics requires the development of new mathematical models and computer programmes. This can involve working on problems in areas like:

  • quantum many-body theory
  • computational fluid dynamics
  • biophysical simulation
  • neutron transport
  • beam simulation

You'll be encouraged to work independently on your research topic, which will usually be part of a larger project being led by a member of staff or a research group.

In a typical Computational Physics PhD, you'll work under the guidance of an expert supervisor to whom you'll submit a thesis at the end of your study. You may also be asked to give occasional presentations about your research at departmental level.

Some Computational Physics PhDs will require laboratory-based research, but many are entirely computational.

Typical entry requirements for a PhD in Computational Physics are a 2:1 in Physics, Mathematics or a related subject, although a Masters may occasionally be required.

PhD in Computational Physics funding options

Most PhDs in Computational Physics are funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), meaning that you'll receive a tax-free salary along with training during your PhD.

Some universities may also offer their own funding options. If you are considering a PhD that is fully self-funded, it is advisable to confirm that the programme meets UK academic standards before you apply.

PhD in Computational Physics careers

There is a huge demand for experts in Computational Physics, with careers available in academia, finance and technology. Many Computational Physics PhD graduates also choose to become teachers.

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Cosmic-Ray Muons in Different Applications

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. Read more

Psychedelic drugs and serotonergic modulation of functional connectivity in cortical microcircuits

Psychoactive drugs result in profound alterations of our state of consciousness. Well known examples of such drugs are general anaesthetics, in use since mid-19th century, and psychedelics, which are consumed from times immemorial. Read more

Computer vision in astronomical and manufacturing processes

The project revolves around the application of computer vision techniques developed for the analysis of astronomical images to the field of quality assurance within the inspection of jet engine components used for the aerospace industry. Read more

Searching for Higgs Boson Pair Production with the ATLAS Experiment at the CERN LHC.

It's possible that the 125 GeV Higgs boson discovered by the CERN ATLAS and CMS Experiments is only one of several neutrally-charged Higgs bosons predicted by theories beyond the Standard Model of Particle Physics. Read more

Dark Matter Search with ADMX and the Quantum Sensors for the Hidden Sector Collaboration.

This Ph.D. project involves searches for hidden sector dark matter, including QCD axions and axion like particles (ALPs). Our group at Sheffield leads the 'Quantum Sensors for the Hidden Sector' collaboration, and collaborates with the Axion Dark Matter Experiment (ADMX) collaboration in the USA. Read more

Neutrino Oscillation Study and Nucleon Decay Search with DUNE

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. Read more
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