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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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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 2018. Application deadline: ongoing.

Wed 28 February 2018, 19:52 | Tags: Theoretical and computational (funded)

From quantum supremacy to quantum simulations

logo3.gifSupervisor: Dr Animesh Datta
Group: Theory
Project details: pdf
Funding: fully funded PhD studentship (42 months) for UK students
Start date: October 2018. Application deadline: ongoing.

Thu 21 December 2017, 11:54 | Tags: PhD, Theoretical and computational, Filled

Optimisation under Uncertainty

logo3.gifSupervisor: Prof. Robin Ball
Group: Theory
Funding: independent scholarship/funding source required
Start date: October 2018

Thu 30 November 2017, 15:14 | Tags: PhD, Theoretical and computational

Dynamical properties of pure and mixed active matter suspensions

logo3.gifSupervisor: Dr Marco Polin
Group: Theory
Project details: pdf
Funding: full funding for UK students (42 months). medbio.gif
Start date: October 2018. Application deadline: January 19th 2018.

Wed 29 November 2017, 05:29 | Tags: Theoretical and computational, Filled

Physics of magnets and the arrangements of atoms comprising them: theory of magnetic-compositional correlation.

logo3.gifSupervisor: Prof Julie Staunton
Group: Theory
Project details: pdf
Funding: full funding for UK students (42 months).
Start date: October 2018. Application deadline: ongoing

Sun 26 November 2017, 21:06 | Tags: Theoretical and computational (funded)

Atomistic simulations of non-equilibrium transitions at the nanoscale

logo3.gifSupervisor: Dr David Quigley
Group: Theory
Funding: independent scholarship/funding source required

Sun 20 November 2016, 21:39 | Tags: PhD, Theoretical and computational

Structure and stability of crystalline interfaces

logo3.gifSupervisor: Dr David Quigley
Group: Theory
Funding: independent scholarship/funding source required

Sun 20 November 2016, 21:37 | 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 November 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 November 2016, 21:34 | Tags: PhD, Theoretical and computational

Mechanisms of quantum-enhanced excitonic energy transport

logo3.gifSupervisor: Dr Animesh Datta
Group: Theory
Funding: independent scholarship/funding source required

Sun 20 November 2016, 21:30 | Tags: PhD, Theoretical and computational