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Research Topics

Scroll down to find out more about the different research areas in which we offer postgraduate physics degrees.
See our list of funded projects or our complete list of projects for specific topics of research that are available for PhD or MSc (Res) projects.

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ecm.gif The (experimental) Condensed Matter Physics research area includes many interacting research groups and facilities within the department. Students undertake the Materials Physics Doctorate scheme, giving access to a tailored research degree to help you exploit both our own outstanding materials growth, fabrication, characterisation and computational capabilities, and those at central facilities. A broad education in Materials Physics is provided through dedicated modules under the Midlands Physics Alliance Graduate School, and external courses. [More details].

thcom.gif The Theoretical and Computational Physics research area comprises the Theoretical Physics Group as well as members of the Centre for Scientific Computing and Complexity Centre. [More details].
medbio.gif Medical and Bio-physics covers both theoretical and experimental research, interacting strongly with Systems Biology, MOAC and Life Sciences. [More details].
cfsa.gif Research at Warwick University’s Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics(CFSA) focuses on plasma physics applied to the grand challenges of fusion energy, space physics, solar physics, and astrophysics. Our work spans fundamental theory, observation, and the analysis of experimental data, combined with high performance computing. For more details of the CFSA see http://go.warwick.ac.uk/cfsa/ Current CFSA PhD students are supported financially from a broad range of sources in addition to the UK Research Councils EPSRC and STFC. At present these include Scholarships from the Governments of Chile and Mexico, Warwick Postgraduate Scholarships, and partnership arrangements with UK national laboratories. Active research collaborations with large facilities and space observatories are a distinctive feature of PhD research within CFSA.
astro.gif The Astronomy and Astrophysics group work in areas such as binary star evolution, exo-planets, high speed astrophysics and gamma-ray bursts. There are studentships available for UK and EU applicants for October 2017 start. On the projects list are some examples of possible research areas, along with any projects that have studentships directly associated with them. You can find more information here.
epp.gif Elementary Particle Physics inlcudes research collaborations with LHCb, the Neutrino Factory and other major facilities, as well as in-house detector development. There are studentships available for UK and EU applicants for October 2017 start. On the projects list are some examples of possible research areas. For more information see this link.

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