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PhD Studentship and Taught Masters in Physics and Astronomy

PhD Studentships and Taught Masters in Physics and Astronomy

With an internationally-leading research portfolio, enviable graduate training programme and a long-standing reputation for excellence, the University of Glasgow provides an incredibly vibrant environment for physics studies. Research students have access to state-of-the-art local facilities and many participate in multi-national, large-scale collaborative projects. The postgraduate experience is enhanced by the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA), which blends the best resources and expertise from many institutions to provide a training experience with a competitive advantage.

With an internationally-leading research portfolio, an enviable graduate training programme and a long-standing reputation for excellence

Research Groups:

Astronomy and Astrophysics

  • Solar physics theory
  • Observational solar physics
  • Plasma physics
  • Cosmology

Imaging

  • Computational imaging, Hyperspectral imaging and their applications
  • Retinal imaging and oximetry
  • Microscopy and Biophotonic imaging
  • Optical manipulation

Institute for Gravitational Research

  • Data analysis: novel methods for exploring gravitational wave (GW) data and extracting astrophysics
  • Materials research: studies of materials for use as mirrors and suspensions in GW detectors
  • Interferometry: studies of the influence of quantum effects on measurements of macroscopic objects
  • Studies of optical systems to be used in space-based GW detectors

Materials and Condensed Matter Physics

  • Developing thin film oxides for advanced functional materials
  • Next generation structural alloys
  • New approaches for nanomagnetism: Chiral skyrmion spintronics and artificial spin ice
  • Imaging structural dynamics with novel electron detectors

Nuclear Physics

  • Investigating nucleon structure
  • Spectroscopy of strongly interacting particles
  • Development of novel radiation detectors
  • Applications of nuclear science

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