PhD studentship in quantum computing for nuclear physics
This project aims to develop and implement quantum computing algorithms for solving problems in the theory of nuclear structure physics.
Start date1 January 2021
Duration3 years (with possible 6 month extension)
This is a fully funded studentship for UK students, with a stipend at standard UKRI home/EU rates.
Funding sourceAWE plc
Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD studentship working in the theoretical nuclear physics group at the University of Surrey on the application of quantum computing to the solution of problems in many-body physics as applied to atomic nuclei. You will join a group working on various approaches to the understanding of the properties of nuclear structure and reactions, developing a new approach to using the emerging field of quantum computing as a means of directly simulating the behaviour of nucleons in a nucleus. The project is sponsored by AWE plc and you will be jointly supervised by University of Surrey and AWE staff.
Related linksTheoretical Nuclear Physics Group
Candidates must hold a first Class or Upper Second Honours degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in an appropriate discipline, which should be closely related to physics and/or computer science.
You should be able to demonstrate excellent mathematical, analytic and programming skills.
UK students only.
IELTS requirements: A score of 6.5 or above (or equivalent) with 6.0 in each individual category