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  Attosecond physical phenomena in molecules irradiated with X-ray free-electron lasers
  Dr V Averbukh
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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Theoretical/computational PhD studentship is available in the area of attosecond physics with free-electron X-ray lasers, in the group of Dr Vitali Averbukh within the Quantum Optics and Laser Science (QOLS) at the Department of Physics of Imperial College London.
  PhD position in Computational Sciences
  Prof C Alexandrou
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD, with possibility of financial aiding at The Cyprus Institute (CyI). Supervisors. Prof. C. Alexandrou (CyI) [email protected]
  Ergodicity Breaking and Many-Body Scars in Rydberg-Atom Quantum Simulators
  Dr Z Papic
Applications accepted all year round

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A perennial mystery of nature is how order can exist amidst chaos. Familiar systems such as the clock pendulum exhibit regular periodic motion.
  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.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Computational modelling of dynamics due to gradients in living cells, drying paints and other out-of-equilibrium liquids
  Dr R Sear
Applications accepted all year round

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The Soft Matter research group of the Department of Physics of the University of Surrey has a PhD studentship for an October 2020 start.
  Hybrid plasma wakefield acceleration
  Dr B Hidding
Applications accepted all year round

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Electron-driven plasma wakefield acceleration (PWFA) allows production of electron beams with energy gains and brightness orders of magnitude larger than with state-of-the-art accelerators via the plasma photocathode (dubbed “Trojan Horse”) approach [1,2].
  How artificial intelligence can improve nuclear physics?
  Dr A Pastore, Dr C Barton
Application Deadline: 21 February 2020

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In recent years, thanks to the remarkable progress in the domain of artificial intelligence, we have now at our disposal very powerful tools to help our scientific investigation.
  Physics of cutting and reshaping of cell membranes
  Dr A Saric
Applications accepted all year round

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We are looking for highly motivated students to join our interdisciplinary team for an exciting project at the interface of physics, biology, and chemistry.
  Three-Dimensional Active Liquid Crystals: Defects and Topology
  Dr GP Alexander
Applications accepted all year round

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Active matter is a class of materials in which the individual constituents continually consume energy to generate work or motion, maintaining the system in dynamic, self-organised, nonequilibrium states [1].
  The physics of flowing suspensions with viscoelastic continua
  Dr C Ness
Application Deadline: 20 February 2020

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Suspensions of particles in liquid are found throughout nature and industry, for instance slurries and ceramics. We are just beginning to understand the dramatic influence that particle-particle interactions have on their flow behaviour when the liquid is Newtonian.
  Computational materials engineering of interfaces in alloys
  Dr C Brandl
Applications accepted all year round

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Research field. We are working in Computational Materials Science which is an interdisciplinary area. It’s a challenging mix of physics, materials science, engineering, mathematics, and computational science.
  Direct numerical simulation of polymeric-fluid flows
  Dr D Kivotides, Dr P Grassia
Applications accepted all year round

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Polymers and turbulence are two of the most difficult problems in statistical physics. In the past, the study of polymeric liquids was divided in two categories.
  Modelling the compositional variation of the properties of magnetic refrigeration materials
  Prof J Staunton
Applications accepted all year round

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Refrigeration using magnetic materials has emerged as a promising new, energy efficient and environmentally friendly solid state cooling technology.
  Nanoscale material discovery for thermoelectric energy harvesting and cooling
  Dr H Sadeghi
Applications accepted all year round

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This project aims to exploit electronic and vibrational properties of nanoscale materials that are 1000 times smaller than diameter of a human hair to discover new materials for energy harvesting and cooling in consumer electronics such as mobile phones and laptops.
  Quantum Plasmonics: theory and simulations on the non-locality of nanoplasmonics
  Dr A Demetriadou
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

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When light illuminates nano-sized metallic structures, the free electrons in the metal collectively oscillate, creating `plasmons’.
  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.
  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.
  Design principles for active solids
  Dr A Souslov
Applications accepted all year round

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Soft materials surround us and compose us. Biological functions rely on active components embedded in soft biological matter. For example, muscles move because molecular motors convert chemical energy into work.
  2D Material Heterostructures and novel Twistronic Devices
  Dr N D M Hine
Applications accepted all year round

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Combining high performance and ultra-low power usage is the ultimate goal of materials technology for information processing. This research has led to whole new paradigms including “spintronics” and “valleytronics”.
  Electronic and phononic transport in highly heterogeneous nanomaterials and devices
  Dr N Neophytou
Applications accepted all year round

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Two thirds of all energy we use is lost into heat during conversion processes, a loss which puts enormous pressure on the planet, the use of fossil fuels, and energy sustainability.
  Finite temperature superfluid turbulence flow-structure interactions via immersed boundary methods
  Dr D Kivotides
Applications accepted all year round

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This is a multidisciplinary research project that combines the quantum physics of superfluid turbulence flows with advanced computational fluid dynamics for flow-structure interactions.
  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.
  Neuronal Dynamics from a complex network perspective
  Prof A Politi, Dr E Ullner
Applications accepted all year round

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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.
  Using computational and imaging approaches to uncover mechanisms of spatial organisation
  Dr S Murray
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

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We are currently looking for a PhD student to work on the development of a framework for gaining mechanistic insight into spatial sub-cellular processes.
  Beam-beam and crab cavity proton dynamics for the LHC luminosity upgrade
  Dr R Appleby
Application Deadline: 1 October 2020

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PhD project, starting October 2020. The luminosity upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider will increase the delivered instantaneous luminosity by an order of magnitude to search for new, rare, particles and perform precision measurements of the standard model of particle physics.
  Correlated non-equilibrium quantum matter
  Dr Arijeet Pal
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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The dynamics of interacting quantum systems host a variety of fascinating phenomena. Recent developments include new non-equilibrium phases of matter characterised by many-body localization and time-crystallinity.
  Mesoscopic modelling of Polymer Nano-composites
  Dr A Parnell, Dr B Chakrabarti
Applications accepted all year round

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The statistical theory of transport in polymer networks and gels, which are examples of mesoscale porous structures holds many challenges, including connections between structures across length scales, their associated mechanics, and role of thermal fluctuations.
  Computational study of nonadiabatic and quantum tunnelling effects in reactive hydrogen chemistry on metals
  Dr R J Maurer, Dr S Habershon
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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A Ph.D studentship is available with the earliest possible start date in March 2020 and the latest start date in October 2020.
  Theoretical Modelling of phase transitions in soft matter systems
  Prof G Gehring, Prof G Ungar
Applications accepted all year round

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There is a vacancy for a theoretical student in the group working on novel phase transitions in liquid crystals and other sot matter materials.
  Machine-learning design of novel magnets
  Prof S Sanvito
Applications accepted all year round

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A PhD position is available from September 2019 in the School of Physics and the CRANN Institute (www.crann.tcd.ie) at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland).
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