AWAKE Applications PhD Studentship
We at UCL are one of the leading groups within the AWAKE
collaboration. Our principle contribution to the experiment is the
development of the AWAKE spectrometer which we will use to measure the
energy spectrum of accelerated electrons. We are also developing
possible applications of the AWAKE scheme to future particle physics
experiments. The PhD studentship will focus on:
Design and development of AWAKE spectrometer for AWAKE Run 2, with
possible electron energies of 10 GeV.
Design and development of physics case for future applications of
AWAKE scheme to accelerate electrons to high energy.
Development of the future AWAKE Run 2 programme will involve
simulation and prototype testing. The possible applications of the
AWAKE scheme are high-energy ep colliders and fixed-target experiments
searching for dark photon. This will involve detector and accelerator
design as well as development of the physics case most likely of an
experiment to search for dark photons. This will require
regular visits to CERN and other collaborating institutes. This
position is funded by the Leverhulme Trust.