PhD Study with the Theoretical Particle Physics Group at the University of Sussex
We welcome applications from potential PhD students at any time.
A list of potential PhD projects and supervisors is listed below.
We expect to have funding for 1 or more STFC PhD studentships for 2013 (see their eligibility criteria). Other funding opportunities can be explored on a case-by-case basis.
For practical questions about applications and/or funding please contact the School Postgraduate Coordinator Richard Chambers. For academic questions please contact the Post Graduate Admissions coordinator (Dr. Stephan Huber). Please also feel free to contact any of the individual members of staff in relation to potential research projects with them.
Deadlines for Applications
Applications are accepted all year round. However, the normal expected start date is in the autumn term. Deadlines may apply for funding and in particular STFC studentships.
There are currently no interviews scheduled.
Possible Projects and Supervisors
This is a list of possible PhD research projects. We are also open to discussion of modifying these projects or developing ideas that candidates may have themselves. Please also feel free to contact any of the individual members of staff in relation to potential research projects with them.
|Andrea Banfi||Theory and phenomenology of jets at colliders|
|QCD precision studies at the LHC|
|Observables for New Physics searches at the LHC|
|Applications of jet physics to Higgs searches.|
|Xavier Calmet||Physics beyond the Standard Model at the LHC: in particular: model building, flavor physics, effective theories.|
|Quantum gravity: e.g. thought experiments design to unify quantum mechanics and General Relativity, minimal length, small black hole physics.|
|Quantum field theory: e.g. unitarity of the S-matrix, non-commutative gauge theories.|
|Cosmology and astrophysics as a probe of physics beyond the Standard Model: e.g. time varying constants, cosmic rays.|
|Information theory (information geometry).|
|Mark Hindmarsh||Gravitational wave signals from the very early Universe|
|Model-building for cosmology: finding an effective theory of everything|
|Cosmic strings: observational predictions from supercomputer simulations|
|Stephan Huber||Model building with extra dimensions.|
|The matter anti-matter asymmetry and the LHC.|
|Relics from the electroweak phase transition.|
|Sebastian Jaeger||Beyond Standard Model collider and flavour phenomenology.|
|Effective theory methods for exploiting LHC data.|
|Daniel Litim||Fixed points and phase diagram of quantum gravity.|
|Quantum gravity and cosmology.|
|Black holes, thermodynamics, and the renormalisation group.|
|Phenomenology of quantum gravity at colliders.|
|Phase transitions and critical behaviour in quantum field theory.|
|Veronica Sanz||Higgs properties: measurement and correlation with New Physics.|
|Models of Dark Matter and experimental constraints.|
|LHC phenomenology: looking for New Physics in multi-jets.|
|Model building in extended Supersymmetry.|
|The AdS/CFT and the quark-gluon plasma.|