Physics: Fully Funded EPSRC & College of Science PhD at Swansea: Antihydrogen formation
- Full cost of UK tuition fees, plus a stipend
- 31 January 2021
Physics: Fully Funded EPSRC & College of Science PhD Scholarship: Antihydrogen formation using sympathetically cooled positrons
This scholarship is funded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Swansea University's College of Science.
Start date: October 2021
The ALPHA antihydrogen experiment at CERN synthesises and traps antihydrogen atoms (atoms made of antimatter) in order to do precise measurements of its structure through spectroscopy and of its gravitational behaviour and compare these with those of ordinary hydrogen in an effort to unravel the mystery of why we observe no bulk antimatter in the Universe. The student will join the vibrant ALPHA experiment at CERN, so this position is full time at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. The focus of this project will be to use laser-cooled Beryllium ions to cool the positron plasma that is used for antihydrogen formation. By cooling the positrons below that achievable by other means, the student will significantly increase the number of antihydrogen atoms trapped in the experiment and thereby increase the resolution of the measurements.
Candidates must have a First, Upper Second Class Honours or a Master’s 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. We prefer candidates to have already met the English Language requirements at the point of application, although this is not a requirement.
In addition to UK students, international and EU students are eligible to apply for these students
This three-year fully funded scholarship covers UK tuition fees and an enhanced annual stipend of £25,000.
RTSG support of £1,000 per annum is also provided.
Please visit our website for more information.
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