Theoretical studies of nuclear dynamics

This project uses advanced many-body quantum mechanics and computer simulation to understand nuclear fusion, fission and allied reaction processes

Start date
7 October 2019
3 years with a possible 6 month extension
Application deadline
Funding source
Science and Technology Facilities Council / UK Research and Innovation Council
Funding information

This is a research council funded studentship. The studentship covers the University tuition fees (at EU/UK level) and provides an annual tax free stipend for UK students (rate for 2019-2020 is £14,777 p.a. tax-free).


Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship within the Theoretical Nuclear Physics Group at the University.

The funding is for a three-year research programme leading to a PhD degree. The project will focus on theoretical investigations of nuclear structure and reactions using the density functional theory approach to many-body quantum mechanics, as applied to nuclear physics scenarios being studied currently in experimental facilities and of relevance to astrophysical nuclear processes.

Related links
Theoretical Nuclear Physics Group

Eligibility criteria

A first class or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in an appropriate discipline (e.g., physics or mathematics and physics) is required. You should be able to demonstrate excellent mathematical and analytical programming skills.

An IELTS score of  6.5 or above will be required (or equivalent) with 6.0 in each individual category if English is not your first language.

How to apply

To apply for this studentship, you will first need to apply for our Physics PhD course and mention this studentship in your application to be considered.

Two references are required and referee details can be supplied on the online application.

Physics PhD

Application deadline

Contact details

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