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Particle Physics PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

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  Superconducting RF Crab cavities for the Future Circular Collider
  Dr G Burt
Applications accepted all year round

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University of Lancaster, Cockcroft Institute, United Kingdom. Superconducting RF Crab cavities for FCC. Supervisory team. G Burt Lancaster University.
  EPSRC CDT in Nuclear Energy - GREEN (Growing skills for Reliable Economic Energy from Nuclear)

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The GREEN CDT is a consortium of the five universities of Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield, which aims to train the next generation of expert nuclear scientists and engineers.
  Advanced electron beam sources
  Dr F Iza
Applications accepted all year round

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Electron beam technology is a unique technology that enables joining dissimilar and otherwise hard to weld metals with very precise and clean welds while minimizing the heating of the material outside the working area.
  Development of Novel Functional Intermediate Layers for Power Electronics Integration - Ref: CL2UF2018
  Prof C Liu
Application Deadline: 3 May 2020

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Power electronics are widely used in electric and hybrid vehicles (EHV), aerospace crafts, renewable power components and traction control systems.
  Higgs boson production in association with top quarks using the ATLAS detector at the LHC
  Prof P Teixeira-Dias
Applications accepted all year round

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The long-established RHUL ATLAS group is renowned for its expertise in physics (Higgs, top quark and exotic signatures of new physics), statistical methods as well as trigger and data acquisition systems.
  High Pressure TPCs for Neutrino Interactions
  Dr A Kaboth
Applications accepted all year round

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The Center for Particle Physics at Royal Holloway is offering a PhD opportunity for building high pressure time projection chambers (HPTPCs) for studying neutrino interactions.
  Measurements of top quark cross-section using the ATLAS detector at the LHC
  Dr V Boisvert
Applications accepted all year round

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The long-established RHUL ATLAS group is renowned for its expertise in physics (Higgs, top quark and exotic signatures involving electrons), statistical methods as well as trigger and data acquisition systems.
  Search for the Higgs boson in association with top quarks using the ATLAS detector at the LHC
  Prof G Cowan
Applications accepted all year round

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The long-established RHUL ATLAS group is renowned for its expertise in physics (Higgs, top quark and exotic signatures involving electrons), statistical methods as well as trigger and data acquisition systems.
  Searching for Dark Matter with DarkSide-20K
  Prof J Monroe, Dr J Walding
Applications accepted all year round

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The Centre for Particle Physics at Royal Holloway is offering a PhD opportunity to search for dark matter in the DarkSide-20k experiment.
  Searching for dark matter with DEAP-3600
  Dr J Walding
Applications accepted all year round

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The Center for Particle Physics at Royal Holloway is offering a PhD opportunity for searching for dark matter in the DEAP-3600 experiment.
  Searching for Dark Matter with the LZ experiment
  Dr A Kaboth
Applications accepted all year round

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The Center for Particle Physics at Royal Holloway is offering a PhD opportunity on the LZ experiment for direct detection of dark matter.
  Searching for Matter-Antimatter Asymmetry with T2K
  Dr A Kaboth
Applications accepted all year round

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The Center for Particle Physics at Royal Holloway is offering a PhD opportunity on the T2K experiment. The T2K experiment is a neutrino oscillation experiment which is searching for the origin of the matter-antimatter asymmetry in the universe.
  Searching for the Dark Matter Wind with Direction-Sensitive Dark Matter Detection
  Prof J Monroe
Applications accepted all year round

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The Center for Particle Physics at Royal Holloway is offering a PhD opportunity to develop particle detectors to search for the dark matter wind of our galaxy with the DMTPC experiment.
  EPSRC CDT in Nuclear Energy - GREEN (Growing skills for Reliable Economic Energy from Nuclear)

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The GREEN CDT is a consortium of the five universities of Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield, which aims to train the next generation of expert nuclear scientists and engineers.
  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.
  Development of high performance calorimetry for future collider experiments
  Dr Nigel Watson
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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Future collider experiments require much higher performance calorimetry than we can build at present.
  Rare decay physics with B baryons and mesons at LHCb
  Dr Nigel Watson
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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Physics of rare B baryon and meson decays, and charmless decays of B mesons using data from the LHCb experiment at CERN. The project will also involve contributing to the group’s technical responsibility (GEANT4 detector simulation) within LHCb, and possibly to our commitments to the LHCb upgrade.
  EPSRC Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials

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The Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials (BCFN) is now recruiting for 2019 entry to our PhD programme.
  Energy transfer processes at gas/wall interfaces under extreme conditions
  Dr B Peterson
Application Deadline: 14 November 2019

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This funded PhD studentship involves the on-going development of a numerical code to model spectra and time-dependent signals obtained using a hybrid femto-second/pico-second (fs/ps) rotational coherent anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy (R-CARS) near gas/wall interfaces.
  Production of carotenoids from Dunaliella salina: Process development with red-light for large scale production
  Dr Y Xu, Dr P J Harvey
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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9-cis β-carotene has been implicated to play a central role in protecting against diseases including retinal dystrophies, chronic plaque psoriasis and atherosclerosis, and can be produced in high concentration by the halotolerant green microalga Dunaliella salina, especially in the presence of red light.
  Chiral spin structures in antiferromagnet-ferromagnet bilayers
  Dr T A Moore
Application Deadline: 21 September 2019

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Chiral twists in atomic magnetic structure are seen in ferromagnets at the interface with heavy metals such as Pt and Ir, leading to topologically stable magnetic domains known as skyrmions.
  Multiscale mechanics: folded globular proteins as hydrogel Lego bricks
  Dr L Dougan
Applications accepted all year round

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Proteins are bionanomachines. These workhorses of the cell are responsible for a vast array of biological functions. Acting in isolation or as part of larger, often complex machinery, they perform their function through structural and mechanical changes.
  Quantum dot superstructures
  Dr K Critchley
Applications accepted all year round

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Wet chemical synthesis methods can produce semiconductors that consist of 100s to 10,000s of atoms – known as colloidal quantum dots.
  The physics of glass - fundamental mechanisms and novel applications
  Dr J Mattsson
Applications accepted all year round

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The formation and behavior of glassy disordered non-equilibrium solids is one of the deepest unsolved fundamental questions in physics.
  The physics of microgels and other soft colloids
  Dr J Mattsson
Applications accepted all year round

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Transitions where a material goes from a fluid state to an arrested but still disordered state arise in a diverse range of systems (colloidal dispersions, molecular or polymeric fluids, granular systems, emulsions, foams, pastes, and biological cells).
  EPSRC CDT in Nuclear Energy - GREEN (Growing skills for Reliable Economic Energy from Nuclear)

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The GREEN CDT is a consortium of the five universities of Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield, which aims to train the next generation of expert nuclear scientists and engineers.
  EPSRC CDT in Nuclear Energy - GREEN (Growing skills for Reliable Economic Energy from Nuclear)

Funding Type

PhD Type

The GREEN CDT is a consortium of the five universities of Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield, which aims to train the next generation of expert nuclear scientists and engineers.
  EPSRC-SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Metallic Systems – Call for Applications for 4-year Funded PhD and EngD Studentships

Funding Type

PhD Type

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.
  ARGONCUBE – Design, Construction and Test of the Liquid Argon Near Detector for the DUNE Neutrino Experiment
  Research Group: Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics
  Prof N Spooner
Applications accepted all year round

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In association with the giant 10 kton DUNE (Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment) liquid argon neutrino detector being built at Homestake there will need to be a smaller Near Detector at Fermilab.
  ATLAS / Data Analysis: investigating the nature of electroweak symmetry breaking and searching for new physics phenomena using diboson measurements.
  Research Group: Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics
  Dr K Lohwasser
Applications accepted all year round

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A position is open for an enthusiastic PhD student to conduct research at the energy frontier at the ATLAS experiment. The main topic is to investigate further the nature of electroweak symmetry breaking and to search for new physics phenomena using diboson measurements.
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