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ISIS Practical Neutron Training course: Registration now open

18-27 June 2019

"The course is always highly oversubscribed and so there will be no extensions to the deadline."

Modules and Courses

The core taught component of the Materials Physics Doctorate is a combination of MPAGS modules and hands-on training courses. You should discuss your choice of these modules with your supervisors and the Director of Graduate Studies / Materials Physics Coordinator. External training courses are often very valuable: attendance can supported both financially and as part of the formal teaching requirements of the Materials Physics Doctorate (check with your supervisors and Materials Physics Coordinator).

MPAGS module NS-1 is now available as an online-only module and can be taken at any time.

Hands-on training modules
  • Introduction to Microscopy (Warwick Microscopy Group)
  • Training in numerical techniques (Warwick Centre for Scientific Computing)
  • Core Algorithms for High Performance Scientific Computing (Warwick Centre for Scientific Computing)
Example external training courses

MPAGS training modules

These rotate from year to year and so it is important to check current and future availability so that you can plan your taught modules over years 1 and 2. Suggested MPAGS modules for Materials Physics students include:

Introduction to Surfaces and Thin Films (NS1) Gavin Bell (Warwick)
Electronic Structure (NS2) Wolfgang Theis (Birmingham)
Local Probes of Surfaces and Interfaces (NS3) Peter Beton (Nottingham)
Meta-materials and nano-photonics (NS4) Shuang Zhang (Birmingham)
Probes of Condensed Matter (EX0) - parts 1 to 4 Martin Long (Birmingham)
Crystallography (EX3) David Woodward (Warwick)
Magnetism in Condensed Matter Systems (EX4) Elizabeth Blackburn (Birmingham)
Epitaxial growth of the group-IV semiconductors (EX6) Maksym Myronov (Warwick)
Introduction to solid-state devices (EX8) Maksym Myronov (Warwick)
Mean-field theory in condensed matter physics (CM7) Martin Long (Birmingham)
Foundations of Magnetic Resonance (MR1) Josef Granwehr (Nottingham)
Magnetic Resonance Hardware (MR2) Paul Glover and Andy Howes (Warwick)
Advanced Topics in Magnetic Resonance (MR3) John Owers-Bradley (Nottingham)
Applications of Magnetic Resonance (MR5) Rob Morris (Nottingham Trent)
Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics (NM1)

Mike Allen (Warwick)

Quantum technologies (AT7)

Peter Kruger and Thomas Fernholz (Nottingham)