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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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Three-Dimensional Active Liquid Crystals: Defects and Topology

Supervisor: Gareth Alexanderlogo3.gif

Group: Soft Matter and Biological Fluid Dynamics
Project details: here
Funding: Fully funded PhD studentship (42 months).
Start date: Jan 2020 - Oct 2020. Application deadline: ongoing

Fri 08 Nov 2019, 07:27 | Tags: Theoretical and computational (funded)

Micro-rheology of active matter

Supervisor: Vasily Kantslerlogo3.gif

Group: Soft Matter and Biological Fluid Dynamics
Project details: here
Funding: Fully funded PhD studentship (42 months).
Start date: Jan 2020 - Oct 2020. Application deadline: ongoing

Fri 01 Nov 2019, 08:13 | Tags: Theoretical and computational (funded)

Statistical Mechanics of Decision Making

logo3.gifSupervisor: Prof. Robin Ball
Group: Theory
Funding: fully funded PhD studentship (42 months) for UK students
Start date: October 2019. Application deadline: ongoing.

Tue 27 Nov 2018, 14:00 | Tags: Theoretical and computational (funded) PhD

Quantum sensors for fundamental physics

logo3.gifSupervisor: Dr Animesh Datta
Group: Theory
Project details: pdf
Funding: fully funded PhD studentship (42 months) for UK students
Start date: October 2019. Application deadline: ongoing.

Tue 27 Nov 2018, 10:30 | Tags: Theoretical and computational (funded) PhD