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Interested applicants must meet Monash University's PhD minimum entry requirements. See the following links:
◾English Language Proficiency: https://www.monash.edu/graduate-research/faqs-and-resources/content/chapter-two/2-2
◾Academic Qualifications: https://www.monash.edu/graduate-research/faqs-and-resources/content/chapter-two/2-1
Note that the qualifications above are the bare minimum required to apply for PhD studies at Monash University. Additional selection criteria apply to the scholarship advertised here, including a major in physics with high marks in subjects related to particle physics and computational physics, and relevant research experience. Applicants will typically need to obtain at least a 1st class Honours degree or equivalent high marks for their MSc.
For the interested student, the following papers may give an idea of the kinds of specific research topics pursued in the group recently:
◾Second-order corrections to parton showers: http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv:1611.00013
◾The Monte Carlo veto algorithm and parton-shower uncertainties: http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv:1605.08352
◾Fragmentation of QCD strings: http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv:1505.01681
◾The PYTHIA Monte Carlo event generator: http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv:1410.3012
◾Lecture Notes from a PhD summer-school course on QCD and Monte Carlo generators: http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv:1207.2389
◾Explaining the role of quantum coherence for a tricky observable: http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv:1205.1466
◾Setting constraints on event-generator parameters: http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv:1005.3457