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  Antimatter Chemistry: reactive scattering collisions of antihydrogen atoms with hydrogen molecules
  Dr M Law, Dr W T A Harrison
Applications accepted all year round

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Recently interest in antimatter research has increased as facilities such as CERN have succeeded in trapping antimatter atoms to study their properties [1].
  Boundary Effects in Active Matter Systems
  Dr F Ginelli
Applications accepted all year round

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he study of collective properties of active matter is a fast-emerging interdisciplinary research field.
  Chaos and fractals in fluid motion
  Dr A Moura, Prof C Grebogi
Applications accepted all year round

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The advection of particles and fields by fluid flows is a problem of great interest for both fundamental physics and engineering applications.
  Enhancing predictability in chaotic systems
  Dr F Ginelli, Prof A Politi
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The goal of this research program – which involves theoretical analysis and numerical simulations -- is to apply fundamental results and recent developments (to which the supervisors significantly contributed) of dynamical system theory to enhance our ability to predict the future evolution of complex and chaotic dynamical systems -- such as weather and climate systems.
  Neuronal Dynamics from a complex network perspective
  Prof A Politi, Dr E Ullner
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The human brain is possibly the most intriguing complex system we know. The combination of experimental work and theoretical approaches has gained many insides in the last century but we are still far away from a real understanding.
  Statistical physics of DNA replication
  Dr A Moura, Prof C Romano
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The goal of this project is to apply statistical physics and probability theory to the problem of DNA replication in living cells.
  The mathematics behind the smartness of neural networks
  Dr M S Baptista
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Intelligence is one of the pillars that allows animals to master their environment. Scientific approaches recently proposed have been capable of simulating networked systems that reproduce similar emergent manifestations of behavior as those observed in the brain.
  Optical Fibre Lasers
  Dr K Nakkeeran, Dr S S Aphale
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Optical fibre lasers are widely used in many fields. In the recent past lots of research going on in optical fibre lasers for various applications.
  Optical Fibre Sensors
  Dr K Nakkeeran, Dr S S Aphale
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Optical fibre sensors are widely used in many fields. In the recent past lots of research going on in optical fibre sensors related to Fibre Bragg Grating (FBG) and Photonic Crystal Fibres (PCF).
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Entertainment

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The ESPRC doctoral training Centre for Digital Entertainment (CDE) is seeking candidates of academic excellence to undertake fully-funded research in computer games, animation, visual effects, and other topics in the graphics/vision area.
  Theoretical and computational methods for sensory biology
  Prof IS Solov'yov
Application Deadline: 1 November 2019

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The overall goal of this research project is to advance computational modelling techniques such as the molecular dynamics (MD) or free energy perturbation approaches to permit computational studies of biological macromolecules and molecular assemblies that are central to the molecular basis of many sensory processes (including vision, hearing, magnetoreception).
  GaN Current Sensors for Advanced Power Electronics
  Dr S Faramehr
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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The recent progress in development of power electronic applications, such as multistage and multilevel converters, advanced drives and regenerative electrical conversion, emphasised the need for new hardware components for current measurements.
  Fully-funded PhD positions in several natural sciences & engineering disciplines

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Join an internationally renowned scientific community with the Hector FellowPhD program. PhD students benefit not only from the experience of the program, but also from the network of Hector Fellows.
  EPSRC-SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Metallic Systems – Call for Applications for 4-year Funded PhD and EngD Studentships

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We are looking for one hundred STEM graduates excited to improve the world via impactful research in new and novel metallic materials for power generation, transport, sustainability and recyclables, in a rapidly evolving digital manufacturing era using advanced computing techniques.
  Inequality, Health Beliefs, Networks and Inference: Exploring the Links Between Social Co-ordinates and Network Structure
  Prof N Jones
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PhD Project. Imperial College Mathematics. Student Background. Theoretical Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Electrical Engineering (BioMedical knowledge not required).
  Investigating Noise in Ageing Cellular Power Stations
  Prof N Jones
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PhD Project. Imperial College Mathematics. Student Background. Theoretical Physics, Mathematics/Statistics, Electrical Engineering (Biological knowledge not required).
  PhD in Applied Mathematics: Stochastic Cell Dynamics
  Dr P Thomas
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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We have an exciting opportunity for a well-funded PhD student working at the interface of mathematics, biophysics and quantitative biology.
  Intertwined order in correlated quantum systems
  Dr D Lee, Dr A Ho
Application Deadline: 16 November 2019

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What happens when different kinds of order occur at the same time in the same material? This basic question builds on a long line of studies in trying to understand the structure of matter, which has always been a key goal in physics.
  20 Funded PhD Positions in the IMPRS-CellDevoSys - Integrating Biology, Physics, Chemistry & Computer Science

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A 4-year PhD Program involving 3 renowned international institutes. the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, the Center for Systems Biology Dresden, and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems.
  Statistical Physics of Fluid Turbulence
  Prof G Eyink
Application Deadline: 22 November 2019

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The Eyink group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the Johns Hopkins University is looking to support a full-time PhD student in theoretical physics starting September 2020.
  Computational Materials Design
  Prof W Wenzel
Applications accepted all year round

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We are seeking a Ph.D. student for the development of multiscale simulation methods to work in the recently funded excellence cluster at KIT.
  Self-Assembly of Colloidal Structures in Living Liquid Crystals
  Dr T Shendruk, Prof A Archer
Application Deadline: 14 November 2019

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Application details. Reference number. TS/MA/2020. Start date of studentship. 1st January 2020. Closing date of advert. 14th November 2019.
  Adding a New Layer to Biophysics
  Dr T Shendruk
Applications accepted all year round

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In recent years, there has been an explosion in applying liquid crystal theory to biological systems. Dense suspensions of swimming microbes, cytoskeletal components, fibrous tissues and bacterial colonies all exhibit properties associated with nematic liquid crystals.
  Controlling the emergent dynamical phenomena in neural circuits engineered in vitro
  Dr N Janson, Dr A Balanov, Dr P Roach
Application Deadline: 1 July 2020

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This project will be dedicated to mathematical modelling of the collective dynamics in complex living neural networks engineered in vitro.
  Fractal structures in multidimensional chemical reaction dynamics
  Dr T Bartsch
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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In many chemical reactions the reaction rate is determined by the crossing of an energy barrier. In order to predict whether a reaction will occur, one must understand the dynamics of the crossing in as much detail as possible.
  Microbial Micro-Engineers
  Dr M Mazza
Applications accepted all year round

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Microorganisms occupy every crevice within global ecosystems and impact all aspects of life. However, too little is understood about their movement within physical crannies, and how they can restructure these microspaces for their own benefit.
  Quantum Field Theory Applied to Nanotechnology
  Prof C Eberlein
Application Deadline: 22 February 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Prof Claudia Eberlein. Properties of quantum systems, like the energy levels of an atom, depend on the interaction with the quantized electromagnetic field.
  What’s the Matter with Walruses?
  Dr T Shendruk
Applications accepted all year round

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Walruses, the tusked and massive marine mammals, spend much of their time resting on polar sea ice, but when that ice recedes in the summer months, they must find shore.
  Macromolecular Structures from Single Molecule X-Ray Diffraction Experiments
  Prof HG Grubmuller
Applications accepted all year round

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- You are a physicist or chemist who wants to reveal how life works at the molecular level?. - You know how to combine computer power and theory to solve biological problems?.
  PhD student in biological physics / theoretical biology: Understanding the mechanisms of spatial organisation of proteins within bacterial cells
  Dr S Murray
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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The research group of Dr Seán Murray in the Department of Systems and Synthetic Microbiology at the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany invites applications for a PhD student in biological physics to start in early 2020.
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