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 date

1 January 2021


3 years (with possible 6 month extension)

Application deadline

Funding source

AWE plc

Funding information

This is a fully funded studentship for UK students, with a stipend at standard UKRI home/EU rates.


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 links

Theoretical Nuclear Physics Group

Eligibility criteria

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

How to apply

Apply through the Physics PhD programme page. Two references are required and referee details can be supplied on the online application.

Application deadline

Contact details

Paul Stevenson
12 BB 03
Telephone: +44 (0)1483 686796

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