For students starting in October 2018, we will offer a diverse choice of Ph.D. topics from our broad range of research activities. This will include projects from the list below, with additional positions subject to funding.
- The collider energy frontier with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC.
- Lepton flavour violation with mu2e and mu3e.
- The CHIPS neutrino oscillation experiment
- Particle physics theory, with an emphasis on PDFs, QCD effects and phenomenology at the LHC.
- Accelerator research with the AWAKE plasma wakefield experiment
- Direct detection of dark matter with the LZ experiment.
- Neutrino oscillations with the NOνA experiment
- Liquid argon detector development
- The search for majorana neutrinos with the SuperNEMO experiment
- ultra-high energy neutrinos at the South Pole.
- Cosmoparticle studentships, see below.
Studentships on HEP projects will also be offered as part of the CDT in Data Intensive Science, along with projects in astrophysics, atomic and molecular physics, and others. If you are interested specifically in HEP and are considering applying to the CDT, you are strongly encouraged to also apply to the HEP group directly, following the instructions here. You must do this in addition to the CDT application, otherwise you will not be considered for the HEP positions.
Additional cosmoparticle studentships, jointly supervised by HEP academics and colleagues from Astrophysics or Space Science, are also available, with details here, along with a list of previous projects. Applicants to HEP will automatically be considered for one of these studentships if appropriate, an it is useful to let us know in your application is this is an area you are interested in.
We always welcome exceptional students interested in any of our research topics to apply for any of the international studentships such as the GSRS, CSC or any other. However, it is important to contact us early to apply for these (December at the latest).