PHASM201 Physics projects

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Cavity optomechanics with optically trapped particles

Prof. Peter Barker

yes

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Gauss Accelerator Study

Prof. Paul Bartlett

no

Mahera Shaikh

Michael Harris

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Development of Pseudopotentials for electron transport calculations

Dr Jochen Blumberger

yes

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Simulation of gas diffusion in hydrogen converting enzymes

Dr Jochen Blumberger

yes

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Simulation of electron transfer in the bacteriological nan-wire protien MtrF

Dr Jochen Blumberger

yes

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Adsorption of ammonia on prepared silicon surfaces

Dr David Bowler

no

Mary O'Donnell

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Simulating scanning probe spectroscopy on semiconductors

Dr David Bowler

no

Kasia Rachuta

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Correlations between water fragments on silicon

Dr David Bowler

yes

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Iron phthalocyanine on silicon

Dr David Bowler

yes

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Investigation of spin ice and related phenomena

Prof. Steve Bramwell

no

Miklos Horvath

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Robustness of Quantum Topological Error-correcting Codes against Correlated Errors

Dr Dan Browne

yes

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Hypergraph states - their entanglement and resource properties for quantum computation

Dr Dan Browne

yes

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Modelling the highest energy collisions in the world

Prof. Jon Butterworth

Dr Ben Waugh

yes

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Near infra-red emitting materials for organic electronics

Prof. Franco Cacialli

no

Muhammad Sahime

Fiona Gillespie

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Time corellated single photon counting of radioactive decay of organis scintillators

Prof. Franco Cacialli

yes

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Organic semiconductor-based solar cells and related photo physics

Prof. Franco Cacialli

no

Arfa Karani

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Growth and characterization of single crystals of organic semiconductors

Prof. Franco Cacialli

no

Daniel Martino Martinez

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The physics of jets at the Large Hadron Collider

Dr Mario Campanelli

yes

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Markov Chain Monte Carlo techniques for Parameter Interference

Dr Frank Deppisch

yes

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Particle physics models with extra time-like dimensions

Dr Frank Deppisch

no

Henry Watkins

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Effective Theories of Dark Matter

Dr Frank Deppisch

yes

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Beta decays and the nature of neutrinos

Dr Frank Deppisch

yes

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Modelling stress in gold nanoparticles and cantilevers

Dr Dorothy Duffy

Michal Galasinski

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Microscopic models of Surface Acoustic Wave Sensors (SAWS)

Dr Dorothy Duffy

yes

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Attosecond processes in strongly driven two-electron atoms

Dr Agapi Emmanouilidou

yes

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Quantum interference of different channels in nonsequential double ionization

Dr Carla Faria

yes

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Coulomb focussing and interference effects in above-threshold ionization with elliptically polarized fields

Dr Carla Faria

yes

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Switching magnetism with light:controlling the spin state of rare-earth atoms in solid-state traps

Prof. Andrew Fisher

no

Adam Wilson

Sarah Reid

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Density functional theory of magnetic atoms and molecules in the STM

Prof. Andrew Fisher

yes

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Design and modelling of micro-magnetic traps for studies of cell-surface interactions in live cells via force sensing

Dr Isabel Llorente-Garcia

yes

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Loops and Gauge Freedom in Two Dimensional Tensor Networks

Prof. Andrew Green

no

Guy Skinner

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Instantons and the Financial Markets

Prof. Andrew Green

no

Harkirat Degun

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Z+b at the LHC as a Higgs background and test of QCD

Dr Gavin Hesketh

yes

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Design and Implementaion of an AC electric trap for atoms in Rydberg states

Dr Stephen Hogan

no

David Darwish

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Liquid Argon Detectors for Neutrino Physics

Dr Anna Holin

Sebastian Bending (DW)

Bawar Rizvi (CG)

Benjamin Spanos (RS)

Khang Ta (AH)

Krishanth Kanhatharan (RN)

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Physics of membrane perforation in bacterial attack and immune response

Dr Bart Hoogenboom

yes

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Biophysical mechanism of transport into and out of the cell nucleus

Dr Bart Hoogenboom

yes

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Dissolution of Single Layer Black Phosphorous

Dr Chris Howard

no

Marissa Wood

Mitch Watts

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Search for exotic superconductivity in Few Layer MoS2

Dr Chris Howard

no

Mark Wentink

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Accurate methods for computing rotation-dominated flows

Prof. Ted Johnson (Mathematics)

Prof. Ian Ford

no

Martin Buettner

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Microswimmers

Dr Phil Jones

yes

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Search for new physics through Higgs pair production with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC

Dr Nikos Konstantinidis

no

Yik Tung Ho

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Ferro-electricity in Manganites

Dr Frank Kruger

yes

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Entanglement Entropies of Fermions

Dr Frank Kruger

yes

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Measuring the muon magnetic moment

Prof. Mark Lancaster

no

Theresa Fruth

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Positron and Positronium interactions with matter

Prof. Gaetana Laricchia

no

Harriet Allen

Lewis Millar

Benjamin Klasmer

Safe Khan

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Synthesis and measurement of gold nanorods

Prof Nguyen TK Thanh

yes

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Ferromagnetic properties dependence on shapes of nanoparticles

Prof Nguyen TK Thanh

yes

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Synthesis of variant shape ionoxide nanoparticles

Prof Nguyen TK Thanh

yes

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Preventing Terrorism using Cosmic Ray Muons

Dr Ryan Nichol

no

Mark Longhurst

Kaja Pergar

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Neutrino Fishing in Antartica

Dr Ryan Nichol

yes

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Proton Synamics and electron transfer in photosynthesis

Dr Alexandra Olaya-Castro

no

Nirosham Balakumar

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Evolution of electron wave packets in highly excited atomic and molecular states

Dr Gillian Peach

no

Daniel Darby

Gautam Prasad

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Discovering new Crystal Structures

Prof. Chris Pickard

yes

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All optical material characterization

Prof. F.Renzoni

Deborah Allan

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3D Optical Near-Field Ptychography

Prof. Ian Robinson

yes

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Microfluidics Investigation of Chromosome Decondensation

Prof. Ian Robinson

yes

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Optical and X-ray imaging of cell infusion into scaffolds

Prof. Ian Robinson

yes

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Hydration of Calcium Aluminate

Prof. Ian Robinson

yes

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A Thermal Interferometer Concept

Dr Giorgio Savini

yes

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Calorimetery for proton cancer therapy

Prof. Ruben Saakyan

no

Sophie Neal

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Calculation of Band Bending Effects in STM measurements of semiconductor nanostructures

Dr Steven Schofield

yes

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Investigating organic molecule dynamics on semiconductor surfaces

Dr Steven Schofield

yes

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Finding the parts of amorphous structures that are most vulnerable to defect formation

Prof. Alex Shluger

yes

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Imaging Atoms

Prof. Alex Shluger

no

Amy Ha

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Graphene Sheets from Solution

Prof. Neal Skipper

no

John O'Neill

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Molecules in Exoplanets

Prof. Jonathon Tennyson

no

Tom Fraser

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Laser-based ptychography on index-matched samples

Dr Pierre Thibault

yes

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Development and optimization of reconstruction software for x-ray ptychography

Dr Pierre Thibault

yes

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Optimizing wavefront properties for near field ptychography

Dr Pierre Thibault

yes

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Beam characterization at an x-ray free electron laser

Dr Pierre Thibault

yes

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Determining the mass heirarchy of the three fundamental neutrinos

Prof. Jenny Thomas

Simon Toogood

Chun Wei Hsu

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Giant Water Cherenkov Detectors for Neutrino Physics

Prof. Jenny Thomas

Arti Khatri

Wei Wang

Joshua Bryant

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Parton Distribution Functions and the LHC

Prof. Robert Thorne

no

Christopher Orthodoxou

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Abel inversion of photoelectron and photo-ion imaging data

Dr Jonathon Underwood

yes

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Searching for Lorentz Violation in Double-Beta Decay

Prof. David Waters

no

Ben Klasmer

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Developing accelerators 1000 times more powerful than current machines

Prof. Matthew Wing

yes

Danial Dervovic

Fearghus Keeble

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Visualising extreme states of matter and nanomaterials with the world's best cameras

Prof. Matthew Wing

yes

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Ferroelectricity and the nanoscale: the role of domains and domain walls

Dr Pavlo Zubko

no

Vanessa Poon

Javed Thomas

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