PhD projects in Particle Physics Experiment
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About Particle Physics Experiment
University of Edinburgh researchers collaborate on two experiments at the LHC: ATLAS and LHCb. We also have projects on Dark Matter, Neutrinos, detector development (for the LHC and beyond), and projects in collaboration with our theoretical colleagues on understanding LHC physics. We are looking for exceptional PhD students to work on any of these experimental projects.
We offer fully-funded places through both STFC studentships and University of Edinburgh Doctoral College Scholarships (for any nationality). We welcome applicants who already hold a scholarship, and also to students who wish to apply for a PhD place in conjunction with a scholarship application (for example: The Bell-Burnell graduate fund, The Carnegie Foundation, and The Chinese Scholarship Council). Most projects include the opportunity for a fully-funded long-term attachment to an experimental site (including CERN, Fermilab, and Sanford Lab) for up to 12 months.
Available PhD projects
A list of current PhD projects in Particle Physics Experiment is shown below. Click on each project to find out more about the project, its supervisor(s) and its research area(s).
- Direct detection of Dark Matter
- Flavour Physics with LHCb
- High energy frontier physics at ATLAS
- Medical Physics
- Neutrino physics with LArTPC experiments (MicroBooNE, SBND and DUNE)
- Neutrinoless double-beta decay on SuperNEMO
- Physics at the LHC: Experiment and Theory
- Research and design of future particle detectors