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Research topics and projects

This is a full list of the research projects that supervisors have identified for potential PhD or MSc students. Self-funded students and students with external scholarships are welcome to apply for any research project: our funding page has full details on funding options for UK and international students. There are a limited number of PhD scholarships for outstanding UK students to work on any project identified on the full project list. International students can apply for support via the Chancellor's International Scholarships and other schemes.

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Condensed Matter Physics
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Theoretical and Computational Physics
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Medical and Biophysics
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Astronomy and Astrophysics 
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Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics
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Elementary Particle Physics
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Centre for Doctoral Training in Modelling of Heterogeneous Systems

logo3.gifHetSys is an entirely new EPSRC-supported Centre for Doctoral Training. It is recruiting enthusiastic students (first intake October 2019) from across the physical sciences who enjoy using their mathematical skills and thinking flexibly to solve complex problems. By developing these skills HetSys will train people to challenge current state-of-the-art in computational modelling of heterogeneous, ‘real world’ systems across a range of research themes such as nanoscale devices, new catalysts, superalloys, smart fluids, laser-plasma interactions etc.

For more details please see the HetSys website. There is an open day on 13th March if you'd like to find out more.

Sun 10 Feb 2019, 07:00 | Tags: Condensed matter, CFSA, PhD, Theoretical and computational, Filled

Flat band phase transition in gadolinium garnet, a frustrated antiferromagnet

logo3.gifSupervisor: Dr Nicholas d'Ambrumenil
Group: Theory
Project details: pdf
Funding: full funding for UK students (42 months).

Start date: October 2019. Application deadline: ongoing.

Tue 27 Nov 2018, 09:00 | Tags: PhD, Theoretical and computational, Filled

Machine learning quantum localization

logo3.gifSupervisor: Professor Rudo Roemer
Group: Theory
Project description: pdf
Funding: independent scholarship/funding source required

Mon 07 Jan 2019, 15:11 | Tags: PhD, Theoretical and computational

How to build a swarm

logo3.gifSupervisor: Professor Matthew Turner
Group: Theory
Funding: independent scholarship/funding source required

Sun 20 Nov 2016, 21:35 | Tags: PhD, Theoretical and computational

Active matter

logo3.gifSupervisor: Professor Matthew Turner
Group: Theory
Funding: independent scholarship/funding source required

Sun 20 Nov 2016, 21:34 | Tags: PhD, Theoretical and computational