• University of Leeds Featured PhD Programmes
  • London School of Economics and Political Science Featured PhD Programmes
  • Carlos III Health Institute Featured PhD Programmes
  • University of Leeds Featured PhD Programmes
  • University of Mannheim Featured PhD Programmes
  • University of Cambridge Featured PhD Programmes
  • University of Glasgow Featured PhD Programmes
  • University of Leeds Featured PhD Programmes
University College London Featured PhD Programmes
University of Westminster Featured PhD Programmes
EPSRC Featured PhD Programmes
University of Kent Featured PhD Programmes
University of Bristol Featured PhD Programmes

High Pressure TPCs for Neutrino Interactions

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

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. An important open question in physics is why we live in a matter-dominated universe. CP violation searches in neutrino oscillation experiments are a leading strand of inquiry. The ability to measure neutrino oscillations is currently limited by our knowledge of neutrino cross sections. To improve oscillation measurements, the uncertainty on neutrino cross sections must be reduced. HPTPCs are a new type of particle detector under development which offers an increase in resolution and sensitivity to enable this reduction. The PhD student will work on a constructing, operating, and analyzing a prototype HPTPC, with the goal of putting the prototype in a CERN test beam and collecting first data with this detector. There are also opportunities for further data analysis with existing neutrino experiments. These activities will build a broad range of skills, including detector hardware development, advanced simulation techniques, advanced statistical data analysis, and presentation of results. For more information, contact Dr. A. Kaboth at

Royal Holloway, University of London will host an Open Day for Post-Graduate Research on 30th November 2016. See here (link https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/physics/documents/pdf/prospectivestudents/pg-open-day-poster-2016.pdf )

Funding Notes

STFC Fellowship or equivalent support

Related Subjects

Email Now

Insert previous message below for editing? 
You haven’t included a message. Providing a specific message means universities will take your enquiry more seriously and helps them provide the information you need.
Why not add a message here
* required field
Send a copy to me for my own records.
Email Sent

Share this page:

Cookie Policy    X