School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Southampton
Applications are invited for three PhD studentships supported by Mayflower Scholarships in the School of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Southampton. The Mayflower Scholarships provide full support of fees, student grant and some research support. These scholarships are available only to United Kingdom and European Union citizens.
We are seeking physics graduates with interests in one of the following research areas:
Astronomy - high energy astrophysical processes associated with black holes, neutron stars and white dwarfs.
High Energy Physics – theoretical studies of the basic structure of matter ranging from string theory through quantum chromodynamics to the nature of dark matter and dark energy.
Nano-Structured Materials – solids patterned on sub-micron length scales; including photonic, magnetic and spintronic materials, superconductors and molecular electronics.
Lasers and Opto-Electronics – nano-photonics, quantum opto-electronics, semiconductor lasers.
The School of Physics and Astronomy at Southampton achieved a 5* rating in the last government Research Assessment Exercise, making it one of the top five schools in the UK. We offer an international atmosphere in a lively, interdisciplinary research environment with strong links between the School of Physics and Astronomy and the Schools of Mathematics, Electronics and Computer Sciences, Chemistry, and Engineering Sciences.
Applicants should have, or be about to obtain, a good upper second or first class honours degree in Physics, or equivalent. Successful applicants are expected to engage in research in one of our internationally-leading groups and also to assist in the School's teaching programmes, acquiring a combination of research and teaching skills that are highly valued by both the academic research and education professional economies. For further information and application forms, potential candidates should contact Ms Kim Lange (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The school is offering a new scheme to support EU students who wish to study for a PhD. The rules of the scheme are: