PhD project: Flavour physics through lattice simulations
This project encompasses a wide research programme carried on by the Edinburgh lattice QCD group and can lead to several potential PhD projects. It focuses on precision flavour physics using lattice simulations to support current experimental efforts to find new physics in collider experiments such as the LHC.
We are interested in both Standard Model and beyond the standard model mechanisms for neutral meson mixing in the kaon and B mesons and the direct calculation of the decay amplitudes of neutral kaons to two pion final states. We are also looking into the development of calculations of pseudscalar meson scattering amplitudes and the strong rho decay. Finally we are interested in algorithms for improved Markov Chain Monte Carlo sampling of the QCD path integral, multigrid numerical techniques for solving the quark Dirac equation, and the development of advanced lattice QCD software for calculation on modern supercomputers.
The project supervisors welcome informal enquiries about this project.
Find out more about this research area
The links below summarise our research in the area(s) relevant to this project:
- Find out more about Flavour Physics.
- Find out more about Lattice Gauge Theory.
- Find out more about Particle Physics Theory.
- Find out more about the Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics.
- Find out how to apply for our PhD degrees.
- Find out about fees and funding and studentship opportunities.
- View and complete the application form (on the main University website).
- Find out how to contact us for more information.