Structure of exotic nuclei using direct reactions
In the nuclear physics group at York, we focus on carrying out world-leading research aimed at the study of the fundamental properties of atomic nuclei and the origin of elements in the cosmos, employing and developing state-of-the-art experimental and theoretical techniques. As well as pursuing fundamental research focusing on key fundamental questions at the forefront of the field, we also work to develop new tools and techniques in nuclear technology, working closely with industrial partners in a wide range of societal applications. We are also strongly committed to our outreach programme, inspiring the next generation of scientists and bringing the excitement of fundamental science to the wider public.
We are currently seeking for a highly qualified and motivated student with a strong research interest in nuclear physics. Within this project, you will work on experiments probing the nuclear structure and properties of exotic nuclei. The experimental work will be carried out using the R3B setup at the FAIR facility in Germany. The experiments employ direct nuclear reactions and utilise state-of-the-art particle and gamma-ray spectroscopic tools and techniques, while they also involve sophisticated analysis methods of large data sets and computer simulations. These tools will help you build a solid background on experimental physics and help you develop valuable transferable skills. As part of this project you will also be traveling to world-class international accelerator facilities to support the experimental investigations of the group and participate at international conferences to present your experimental results. The experience, skills and networking that you will develop through this PhD will be a valuable asset for pursuing a career in academia or industry.
Please contact Dr. Stefanos Paschalis for further information.
Academic entry requirements: at least a class 2:1 MSc or MPhys degree in Physics.