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Physics: Royal Society Funded PhD Scholarship at Swansea University: Title Duality and Integrability in String Theory

Project Supervisors:

Supervisor 1: Prof Carlos NunezSupervisor 2: Dr Daniel C. Thompson

Start date: 1 October 2018 

Project description: 

Duality, Holography and Integrability are three central pillars of research into string theory. The purpose of this project is to investigate the rich mathematical and physics insights that lie at the intersection of these three pillars. This project will focus on integrable two-dimensional world sheet theories that can be used to describe strings propagating in certain target spacetime backgrounds which, in turn, are thought via holography to describe Quantum Field theories in four-dimensions. 

A particular aim of this project is to develop a better understanding of the quantum aspects of integrable models and their relation to generalised notions of T-duality.  

Eligibility

Candidates must have a first, upper second class honours or a Masters degree with Merit, in a relevant discipline.

For candidates whose first language is not English, we require IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in each component) or equivalent. Please visit our website for a list of acceptable English language tests. 

There are no restrictions on nationality of candidates however please note that the scholarship only covers UK/EU tuition fees.

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Benefits

The scholarship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, an annual stipend of £14,553 and research costs for 4 years by the Royal Society.

Application

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