PhD Studentships in the Mathematical Physics of Accelerators.

The Department of Physics, Lancaster University, and the Cockcroft Institute.

The mathematical physics group in the Cockcroft Institute and the department of physics, Lancaster University, have PhD studentships available for October 2008.  These are STFC funded positions open to all UK and EU residents.

Current research techniques involve differential geometry, the theory of distributions, electrodynamics, relativity, multi-particle dynamics and relativistic plasma theory.  These mathematical tools are being applied fundamental problems in accelerator science.

The students will develop their knowledge of these subjects during their PhD both via small group graduate tutorials and personal study. They will also participate in the Cockcroft postgraduate lecture program which provides both broad and detailed understanding of the physics of particle accelerators.

The Cockcroft Institute provides the intellectual focus, educational infrastructure and the essential scientific and technological facilities for accelerator science and technology research and development, which will enable UK scientists and engineers to take a major role in innovating future tools for scientific discoveries and in the conception, design, construction and use of the world's leading research accelerators for the foreseeable future.


For further details and to apply please contact Jonathan Gratus