PhD Program in Physics in Europe

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A PhD is the abbreviation for Doctor of philosophy. This degree is a post graduate program delivered to a high level student researcher who has done deep research in a specific field or subject.

A Physics PhD lets you develop of a broad background in basic physics, and expand your research abilities in a more specialized area such as Particle Physics, Astrophysics, Applied Physics, Quantum Physics, Optics and many more.

Europe is the sixth largest continent and includes 47 countries and assorted dependencies, islands and territories. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the south, Asia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the West.

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PhD Program in Optometry and Vision Science

University of Minho - School of Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Portugal Braga

The PhD Program in Optometry and Vision Science (PDOCV) aims at offering training based on scientific research in Optometry and Vision Sciences. [+]

PhD Degrees in Physics in Europe 2017. Academic degree: PhD (Bologna 3rd cycle degree) ECTS: 180 Duration: 3 curricular years Regime: Normal Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Optometry, Visual Optics The PhD Program in Optometry and Vision Science (PDOCV) aims at offering training based on scientific research in Optometry and Vision Sciences. The PDOCV is the only doctoral program of the kind in Portugal. It was accredited in 2013 by the National Agency of Accreditation (A3es) and joined the offer at the Bachelor and Master level. This is a research based learning project conducted by researchers internationally recognized in the scientific fields of the Programme. Research activities are developed in the Center of Physics of the University of Minho which is funded by the National Foundation for Research (FCT), the European Union and private companies operating in the area of vision care, ophthalmic instrumentation, optical companies and ophthalmological corporations. Careers The goal is to provide training to prepare professionals able to integrate multidisciplinar teams and to carry out internationally competitive research in the areas of clinical optometry, optometric instrumentation, contact lens practice, characterization of myopia and its evolution, low vision, colour vision, among others. These areas are very important from an applied point of view because their results contribute directly to the improvement of the visual quality of the population. On the other hand, this type of training is adequate for high level staff of companies in the area of vision, in the development activities of products and services, because their performance depend of deep understanding of the problems and action mechanisms similar to those involved in scientific research. [-]

PhD in Biomechanics

Charles University Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The graduate of doctoral studies in Biomechanics is well prepared from a professional point of view. He/she has the knowledge and skills needed to solve scientific and research issues concerning basic and applied research as well as other areas of research and development, where biomechanics is involved. [+]

Profile of the graduate The graduate of doctoral studies in Biomechanics is well prepared from a professional point of view. He/she has the knowledge and skills needed to solve scientific and research issues concerning basic and applied research as well as other areas of research and development, where biomechanics is involved. Within his/her specialization, the graduate is competent to communicate with the scientific community. He/she also possesses innovative skills, academic and professional integrity and observes ethical principles in scientific work. His/her publication activities reflect the ability of critical analysis as well as evaluation and synthesis of new comprehensive ideas in the field of Biomechanics. The graduate is highly qualified for a specialized place of employment in educational establishments and in state or public administration. Tuition Fee 220000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic Biomechanics is an interdisciplinary scientific discipline, which, based on a detailed knowledge of anatomy and the biochemistry of relevant processes, deals with the mechanical structure and behaviour of living systems and their mutual mechanical interactions. The main theoretical aim is the formulation of generally valid rules, both at the cellular and organic level, as well as at the human, individual level. The biophysical and engineering methodological approach for solving tasks is supported by high-level knowledge of biological character. The research takes place at various distinct levels ranging from micro-biomechanics (cellular level) to living macro systems (e.g. biomechanics of humans). It is possible to encounter biomechanic applications in a wide range of sciences and professional activities. Biomechanics in this form can be used not only in the area of basic research, but also in a wide range of professional activities such as rehabilitation medicine, ergonomics, forensic and biomedicine engineering, sports, etc. The training centre of the Charles University and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic provides interdisciplinary education in the PhD degree study programmes in a broad scope, and within particular specializations. Students´ curricula are highly individualized according to the demands of the chosen issue and specialization. During the studies great emphasis is placed upon students' independent research activity within the context of the teamwork of the training centre. Experimental facilities include laboratories of particular training workplaces. Students´ publications appear in respected scientific magazines, and an active participation in congresses is considered an integral part of PhD degree studies. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Each candidate must go through the admissions process. The entrance exam is conducted orally before an examining board and the applicant’s competence is examined. The examining committee evaluates: 1. The quality of the dissertation project 2. Previous professional activity 3. The relation of the project topic to the specialization of the supervisor and his/her research projects 4. The relation to the overall strategy of the scientific and research development at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University 5. The form of the applicant’s project presentation Each member of the examining committee grades paragraphs 1, 3, 4 and 5 on a scale of points – 0 to 10 points for each item, item 2 is evaluated on a scale of 0 to 20 points. The maximum number of points awarded by one examiner is 60 points. The arithmetic mean is calculated on the basis of the point evaluation of each member of the examining board. The result is rounded to the nearest whole number – for values from 0.0 to 0.49 in the downward direction to the nearest whole number. For values from 0.50 to 0.99 in the upward direction to the nearest whole number. The ranking of applicants is decided based on the total number of points. The dean of the faculty determines the point limit for admission. Informations on the exercise of graduates Graduates from the PhD degree studies in biomechanics as an interdisciplinary scientific discipline might be primarily employed in the areas of science and research, education, at physiotherapeutic workplaces, and in accredited laboratories. Other significant employment opportunities include state administration, enterprise, and judicial expert opinion. [-]

PhD in Meteorology and Climatology

Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

Graduate is able to apply gained knowledge in meteorological and climatological basic and applied research and also in a context of similar geo-science branches. He is prepared for creative exerting his skill both in academic posts, in departmental research and in operational service. [+]

PhD Degrees in Physics in Europe 2017. Graduate is able to apply gained knowledge in meteorological and climatological basic and applied research and also in a context of similar geo-science branches. He is prepared for creative exerting his skill both in academic posts, in departmental research and in operational service. He can be employed in all the institutions and organisations where the object of professional interest is atmosphere and the processes in it and, moreover, in the institutions dealing with the problems of transport and diffusion of any kind of air-pollution together with the problems inferred from that. Besides a wide spectrum of special courses the graduate passed courses from statistics, numerical mathematics, chemistry of the atmosphere or physics and chemistry of aerosols and he is able to use this knowledge also outside the frame of his specialisation. Tuition Fee: 6000€ [-]

PhD in Appli­cations of Natural Sciences

Czech Technical University in Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The Faculty is a dynamic scientific and research centre working in the border areas between modern science and its applications in engineering. Its laboratories are equipped with several large research facilities, such as the VR-1 training nuclear reactor, the scanning electron microscope, high power laser systems, etc. [+]

Doctoral Degree Programmes Mathematical Engineering Physical Engineering Nuclear Engineering Nuclear Chemistry Radiological Physics Science and Research FNSPE consists of ten departments (Mathematics, Physics, Languages, Solid State Engineering, Physical Electronics, Materials, Nuclear Chemistry, Dosimetry and Application of Ionizing Radiation, Nuclear Reactors, Software Engineering in Economy), several laboratories (Training Nuclear Reactor, Computational, Radiochemical, …), the Central Faculty Library with an Audio-Visual Section, Central Workshop and other services. The Academic staff, both teachers and scientists, number about 120 and the supporting staff 100. As a rule, the scientific and research staff are engaged in teaching, especially supervising the students' research projects and giving special courses. The Faculty is a dynamic scientific and research centre working in the border areas between modern science and its applications in engineering. Its laboratories are equipped with several large research facilities, such as the VR-1 training nuclear reactor, the scanning electron microscope, high power laser systems, etc. In 2005, about 110 research projects were in progress. Scientists from the Faculty are invited to present papers at conferences worldwide and they are also involved in or directly supported by grants from the U.S.A, Germany, United Kingdom, France, the European Community, and Russia. More than 20 universities and international scientific institutions cooperate with or support research at the Faculty. The best doctoral students have been awarded scholarships at universities abroad. The Faculty research staff are also engaged in teaching and especially in supervising student research projects, which form a part of the departments’ research. Due to the training received, the graduates possess good skills in various experimental techniques and computer modelling, and their theoretical and methodical background is broad enough for versatile careers in research, engineering, informatics, management, etc. [-]

PhD in Biophysics

Siberian Federal University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Russia Krasnoyarsk

Doctoral students do research at the Bioluminescent Biotechnology Laboratory under the supervision of Professor Valentina Kratasyuk. [+]

PhD Degrees in Physics in Europe 2017. Doctoral students do research at the Bioluminescent Biotechnology Laboratory under the supervision of Professor Valentina Kratasyuk. Their research focuses on studying the chemical nature of light emission by luminous bacteria and other luminous species, modeling the enzyme metabolism in cell hyaloplasm, developing new generations of bioluminescent biosensors for environmental monitoring and medical diagnostics and other issues of bioluminescence research. Programme Leader Professor Valentina Kratasyuk’s research interests are mechanisms of bioluminescence, bioluminescent enzymatic biosensors, enzymatic toxicity bioassays, bioluminescent analysis, biotechnological design, biochemistry, science education, history of sciences, immobi- lization of enzymes. Entry requirements: Master’s degree in Biophysics, Biology, Biological Engineering, Physics, Ecology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Bioinformatics, an adequate level of English proficiency (certificate or other document) Accommodation: On-campus accommodation is available: single ensuite room 45 € per month, twin ensuite room 30 € per month. Practicalities: Airport transfer, invitation letter for a Russian study visa and an optional survival course of Russian as a foreign language are provided by the University. Curriculum BASIC COURSES Problems of Modern Biophysics 2 (72) Biophysics 2 (72) ELECTIVES Processing of experimental data 3 (108) Methodology of PhD Thesis Preparation 3 (108) Academic English 3 (108) Basic English 3 (108) Russian (fee will apply) 3 (108) [-]

PhD in Material Science and Engineering

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

An interdisciplinary program on the physical and chemical fundamentals of material synthesis, characterization, structure-property behavior, processing and computational modeling; with [+]

PhD in Material Science and Engineering

 

An interdisciplinary program on the physical and chemical fundamentals of material synthesis, characterization, structure-property behavior, processing and computational modeling; with emphasis on practical laboratory experience.

 

Research areas of interest: Nanostructured materials Photonics & laser materials Polymeric materials & composites Fuel cells & hydrogen storage materials Processing & device applications Protein biochemistry & biotechnology Micro-optics & micro-nano system technologies

 

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EARLY APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 21, 2013

REGULAR APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 16, 2013... [-]


PhD in Solar System Science

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2017 Germany Göttingen

The Solar System School recruits and supports excellent junior researchers, offering them training towards a PhD degree in physics at an international graduate school in a vibrant geo- and astrophysics research environment. [+]

PhD Degrees in Physics in Europe 2017. International Max Planck Research School for Solar System Science at the University of Göttingen The Solar System School recruits and supports excellent junior researchers, offering them training towards a PhD degree in physics at an international graduate school in a vibrant geo- and astrophysics research environment. The Solar System School The "International Max Planck Research School for Solar System Science at the University of Göttingen" (IMPRS, Solar System School) is a collaboration of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research and the University of Göttingen offering an international PhD programme in physics. The Solar System School is a research-oriented graduate programme hosted by the Max Planck Institute (MPS) on the Göttingen Campus in the centre of Germany. In this unique environment, the IMPRS School is run jointly with the Institute for Astrophysics and the Institute of Geophysics. Junior researchers joining the doctoral programme will find that these institutes offer excellent facilities, internationally renowned researchers and experienced teachers, and provide excellent conditions to specialise in the field of Solar System science. The research topics for doctoral theses address scientific problems from all areas of Solar System research represented at the institute, from geophysics and planetary physics to Solar and stellar physics as well as the underlying fundamental physics, computational physics, and space technology. High-profile space missions, outstanding projects for ground-based instruments and data analysis as well as theoretical and extensive numerical modeling provide a wide range of research possibilities for PhD students. During their three-year PhD education, the candidates are advised by senior scientists. About 50 highly qualified doctoral candidates from more than 30 countries study at the Solar System School at any given time. The language of instruction is English. The curriculum has been designed to impart a broad, interdisciplinary and solid scientific education in astronomy and astrophysics, solar physics, and planetary sciences. It also includes additional qualification courses relevant for academic or non-academic careers. Admittance to the programme is competitive and requires a Master of Science degree in physics or a related field, including a written Master's thesis. Calls for applications are issued once a year. Along with each call for applications, the School publishes a list of open PhD projects. Applications must be made through the online application portal. Successful applicants are offered a three-year doctoral support contract as well as postdoc wrap-up funding. Graduate students obtain their PhD degree in a major scientific discipline with optimal career opportunities. [-]

PhD in Physics (Focused on Education)

University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Science
Campus Part time September 2017 Czech Republic Hradec Králové

Doctoral program Physics – Didactics of Physics provides the opportunity for university educated professionals in the field of physical education to deepen their knowledge and training in fields they encounter in their professional and scientific activities. [+]

Study the PhD Physics, with a focus on education at UHK! Doctoral program Physics – Didactics of Physics provides the opportunity for university educated professionals in the field of physical education to deepen their knowledge and training in fields they encounter in their professional and scientific activities. Students gain higher competences for inventiveness in solving problems associated with the transfer of physical knowledge, especially in the context of interpretation in the education of children, youth, and adults. Specifics of this doctoral program are: the influence of teaching physics history, transfer of scientific knowledge into teaching physics - especially in secondary schools, development of physical thinking of pupils and physical problem solving by them, enhancement of creativity in the classroom and in extracurricular activities, educational and psychological problems associated with teaching physics at the middle and elementary school, the impact of computer technology in teaching physics, the use of interdisciplinary relations, etc. Applicant Profile: Graduates of master programs Physics Teacher Training for Lower and Upper Secondary School or graduates of the master study program Physics and programs relatives who have completed additional pedagogical studies or otherwise obtain a teaching qualification in accordance with applicable regulations. Entrance Exam: Applicant’s level of knowledge and its depth, prerequisites for his/her independent creative scientific work in the field of Physics Didactics is verified by the interview. The applicant shall submit a brief plan of his/her intended dissertation project and provides proof of any previous professional and publications. Absolvent profile: Graduate of doctoral study Didactics of Physics is qualified for individual scientific work and is able to creatively solve problems arising in connection with the teaching of physics, ie. with the transfer of physical knowledge. They are capable to use scientific methodology of physics and appropriate general didactic interpretations to solve fundamental problems associated with teaching at primary and secondary schools, alternatively at high schools and teacher training in physics. [-]

Doctoral Programme in Science (Technology)

Aalto University
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 Finland Espoo + 1 more

The goal of the programme is to train doctors in physics, mathematics, biomedical engineering, computer science and industrial engineering and management to serve in the academic world, public sector and industry and commerce. [+]

PhD Degrees in Physics in Europe 2017. The goal of the programme is to train doctors in physics, mathematics, biomedical engineering, computer science and industrial engineering and management to serve in the academic world, public sector and industry and commerce. Doctors graduating from Aalto Doctoral Programme in Science have what it takes to serve in demanding academic research and teaching positions and in expert, development and management positions of the information society. The departments, which are in charge of doctoral education at the School of Science, offer research fields that are based on strong research traditions and research at the highest international level. At the moment there are four Centres of Excellence in Research at the departments of the School of Science designated by the Academy of Finland. The School of Science is also very active in the national Doctoral Education Networks. What can you study? Aalto Doctoral Programme in Science offers the degree of Doctor of Science (Technology) in one of the following departments and their research fields: Department of Applied Physics Department of Computer Science Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering Graduate as doctor in four years Doctoral education at the School of Science is based on vigorous basic research that forms a strong basis for teaching and both development and innovation activities. The most important part of the education is writing the dissertation in a strong research milieu. The theoretical studies that support the thesis work are tailored individually to suit the different needs of each doctoral student. The dissertations of the School of Science are of very high quality and often contain articles published in publications of the highest international level. Full-time students can complete the doctoral degree in four years. The most talented students may apply for funding from their department or they may fund their studies through projects. The students should discuss funding primarily with their supervising professor. International studying environment Internationality is an integral part of the School’s doctoral education in both recruiting and educating doctoral students. The School of Science is well connected with several top-level universities and research institutes in its field. Aalto University encourages its doctoral students to spend at least six months of their study time abroad. International mobility enhances doctoral students’ career possibilities. Visiting a foreign university or research institute often means sharing knowledge and know-how, creating new ideas, expanding international networks, and developing one’s professional skills. Working life and doctoral degree 40% of all doctors graduated from Aalto University come from the Aalto Doctoral Programme in Science. Those that have graduated from the Doctoral Programme have positions in the academic world, the public sector or in the industry and commerce. [-]

Doctor of Engineering - Wood Materials and Technology

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Latvia Jelgava

The mission of Doctoral studies is to ensure achievement of the goal of Doctoral studies, thus stimulating change of generations of scientists in the industry of Material sciences and rejuvenation of the composition of LLU Forest faculty’s academic staff. [+]

The content of study programme which is in force at present has been upgraded and supplemented taking into consideration suggestion by the Accreditation Commission (June, 2010) and the approved standard of doctoral studies LUA (LUA Senate decision Nr.6- 259, February 10, 2010.) and is organized in compliance with the Law on Latvian High Schools and other normative documents which is in force in the Republic of Latvia and regulation documents signed by the Senate of LUA. Degree obtained is a doctor of engineering (Dr.sc.ing) in Material Science Goal of the Doctoral programme is to prepare highly qualified scientists for subsector of Material sciences - Wood materials and technology, thus stimulating development of the engineering industry of wood materials and technologies, and to prepare high-quality new generation of scientists of international level, as well as creating preconditions for change of generations of scientists in the industry and also members of academic staff. The mission of Doctoral studies is to ensure achievement of the goal of Doctoral studies, thus stimulating change of generations of scientists in the industry of Material sciences and rejuvenation of the composition of LLU Forest faculty’s academic staff. Doctoral studies must ensure that new scientists: - Demonstrate the ability to set, formulate, manage and independently research topical and significant problems in the sub-sector of the industry; - Are creative and proficient in general and specific cognitive methodology; - Are able to adapt in implementation of national and international level research projects; - Gain comprehensive knowledge in the chosen industry and the related sub-sectors; - Acquire teaching skills and experience needed for junior academic staff in the university and for introduction of scientific society with results of their research in national and international audience; - Are able to elaborate and submit for defence their Doctoral thesis, for acquisition of scientific degree. Learning outcomes Knowledge: deeper know and understand theoretical and empirical research methodology, scientific language/terminology of Wood Science; systemically understanding of problems and theories in the field of Wood Material Science research; understand importance of: theoretical and practical innovations/novelties in the field of Material Sciences – Wood Materials and Technology. Skills: able to do theoretical and empirical investigations in Wood Science in cooperation with other persons involved in the investigation and studies; able to assess and choose independently appropriate research methodology; able to improve scientific competence in the frame of projects, participating and presenting results/reporting in scientific conferences, discussing in seminars, symposiums and work groups; able to develop/create new knowledge and understanding on existing knowledge and their practical usage implementing important and genuine investigation results, part of which is on the level of internationally indexed publications and gaining success appropriate to the international level of the field; able to assess responsibly the field of investigation and its results in the context of interdisciplinary research and sustainable development; able to supervise research or developmental tasks of Wood Science at work, communicate on the field of investigation with scientists and society in general. Competence: able to put forward innovative research ideas independently, analyse, synthesize and assess them critically in the field of Wood Material and Technology Science and interdisciplinary research context; able to carry out important scientific investigations and implement innovations responsibly, independently and critically, able to publish investigation results in Latvia and abroad in internationally recognised issues, i.e. indexed issues; able to plan, structure and manage scientific projects, i.e. international ones responsibly and independently; able to supervise scientific theses, lead a team or be a team member, communicate with colleagues, scientists and society in the appropriate expert field; able to promote the development of Material Sciences: sub-branch of Wood Materials and Technology, social progress in the knowledge society emphasizing its sustainability opportunities. The name of the study programme – Wood Materials and Technology - conforms to the Classification of scientific disciplines (Material Sciences) and sub-sectors (in the sub-sector Wood materials and technology of the industry of material sciences), composed by the Latvian Council of Science. Directions of Doctoral studies in speciality of material science Wood materials and technologies of Forest faculty are as follows: - Material science of wood-pulp; - Technologies of wood-pulp treatment and processing; - Marketing and logistics of wood-pulp and wooden products. The didactic and organizational concept of study programme is developed, based on the laws and regulations of the Republic of Latvia: Law on scientific activity, Law on higher education establishments, regulations No. 1001 of 27.12.2005 On the process and criteria of Doctorate, issued by the Cabinet and LLU Senate’s resolutions: No. 6-259 of 10.02.2010 Regulations on LLU Doctoral studies and No. 6-260 of 10.02.2010 Regulations on the tender procedure of state budget funded seats for Doctoral studies at LLU. Study programme Wood Materials and Technology is an academic Doctoral programme. Practice is related to collection of empiric material and takes place in LLU Forest faculty, Forest and Wood Products Research and Development Institute, Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry, Latvian State Forest Research Institute Silava and production enterprises, as well as in universities abroad. Doctoral studies are performed in accordance with the individual work plan which, within two months of admission in Doctoral studies, is drafted by Doctoral student together with supervisor of his/her Doctoral thesis and submitted in the department, specified by the director of Doctoral programme. Study plan, accepted by the director of department and director of Doctoral programme, has to be submitted in the Council of Forest faculty for approval. Doctoral student submits the approved work plan in Doctoral unit of LLU. Doctoral students’ work results are discussed in the academic meeting of the department twice a year. After completion of theoretical studies and elaboration and defence of Doctoral thesis, Doctoral graduates get the highest scientific qualification – engineering Doctor’s (Dr.sc.ing.) degree (resolution of Latvian Academy of Sciences No. 1-1 of 17.02.1998). [-]

PhD in Optics and Photonics

Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP)
Campus Full time October 2017 Germany Karlsruhe

The scientific, technological and economic importance of optics and photonics contrasts with its minor role in the German university system. The leading graduate schools that specifically focus on optics and photonics are mainly located in the U.S. ... [+]

Needs for Novel Doctoral Training Strategies

The scientific, technological and economic importance of optics and photonics contrasts with its minor role in the German university system. The curricula of the traditional disciplines do not provide a profound optics and photonics education. Thus, the initial stages of diploma or doctoral theses have to serve as “training-on-the-job”, addressing only special aspects rather than the entire field of optics and photonics.

The leading graduate schools that specifically focus on optics and photonics are mainly located in the U.S. (e.g., CREOL, Orlando, Florida; Rochester, New York; Tucson, Arizona) and have developed into world renowned centers for science and technology. Importantly, the optics and photonics research at these institutions is complemented by corresponding undergraduate and graduate education programs. In this respect there is need of a new educational approach in Germany. Hence, we have developed and implemented both M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in the area of “Optics & Photonics”. The M.Sc. course provides an adequate education, spanning the bridge between undergraduate optics classes and the required in-depth knowledge that is essential for cutting-edge research. The best students enter the Ph.D. program and find the ideal ground for world-class research. Their thesis work benefits from the multidisciplinary character of the “Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP)”.... [-]


PhD in Theory and Numerical Simulation of Condensed Matter

International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years October 2017 Italy Trieste

The PhD curriculum in Theory and Simulation of Condensed Matter is suited to highly motivated students interested in learning how the microscopic constituents of matters self- assemble to bring about the whole complexity of the states of matter, from molecules to complex solids, [+]

The PhD curriculum in Theory and Simulation of Condensed Matter is suited to highly motivated students interested in learning how the microscopic constituents of matters self- assemble to bring about the whole complexity of the states of matter, from molecules to complex solids, and in learning how to model fascinating macroscopic phenomena, from friction to superconductivity and superfluidity, emerging from the collective behaviour of those microscopic agents. During the first year of their PhD course, students acquire the most advanced tools for modelling and studying states of matter, from ab-initio simulation of real materials and molecules to quantum simulation of lattice models, from the classical statistical theory of many-body systems to its quantum counterpart, and acquaint themselves with the broad research activity carried out at SISSA through more focused and topical courses. This preliminary stage provides students with a common background and all the information they need to decide on the research topic they intend to pursue in their PhD thesis. The following 2 or 3 years of the PhD programme are devoted to individual research under the guidance of supervisors. Annual progress reports will ensure the timely detection and solution of possible difficulties. The DEMOCRITOS Simulation Centre belonging to the Istituto Officina dei Materiali (IOM) part of the National Council for Research (CNR), and hosted by SISSA, is fully integrated in the research activity of the Condensed Matter group. Strong links are also maintained with scientists of the nearby Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and Elettra Synchrotron Radiation Facility. The most recent placements after PhD at SISSA: ETH Zürich, Switzerland École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France Riken AICS, Tokyo, Japan Cantoblanco University, Madrid, Spain KITP, Santa Barbara, USA Rutgers University, USA École Polytechnique Fédérale, Lausanne, Switzerland Admission Every year the Condensed Matter group selects students to attend a Ph.D. programme. The students are selected through a competition based on academic qualifications and an interview held in Trieste (or via Skype/videoconference for candidates who can not reach Trieste). Usually there are two calls per years, approximatively in March and September. Detailed application deadlines, dates and number of available positions of the entrance examinations are periodically posted on the PhD announcements webpage, where you can also download the application forms. Enrollment of all the new students at SISSA and the beginning of classes in the Theory and Numerical Simulation of Condensed Matter Curriculum will take place in the first week of November. [-]

PhD in Physics

Faculty of Philosophy and Science, Silesian University in Opava
Campus Full time June 2017 Czech Republic Opava

The course is organised in both full time and part time form. Doctoral course can be undertaken by a University graduate with Masters Degree in physics or a related subject. The entrance examination will show specialised knowledge, the ability of the applicant for independent scientific research and verify the applicant’s competence in English language. [+]

PhD Degrees in Physics in Europe 2017. The course is organised in both full time and part time form. Doctoral course can be undertaken by a University graduate with Masters Degree in physics or a related subject. The entrance examination will show specialised knowledge, the ability of the applicant for independent scientific research and verify the applicant’s competence in English language. During the examination, the applicant must show knowledge of the basic course in physics, theoretical mechanics, electrodynamics, special theory of relativity and quantum physics, as well as fundamentals of mathematical analysis and algebra. In the scope of the entrance examination the applicant will also show basic knowledge in the field of theoretical physics a part of which is the topic of his/her PhD thesis. The topic of the thesis will come under one of three fields of theoretical physics: relativistic physics and astrophysics theoretical nuclear and sub-nuclear physics quantum theory of multi particle systems Other topics, such as topics dealing with astrophysical applications of nuclear and sub-nuclear physics or quantum theory of multi particle (molecules) systems, will be considered. Standard duration of the course is four years. Doctoral students undertaking the part time course are assumed to take up to six years. Internal doctoral students will be granted scholarship based on current regulations. Prerequisites: completed Masters degree successful pass of entrance examination knowledge of physics at the level of University course and a proven qualification for specialist work based on published, possibly unpublished results Admission fee: 560,- CZK for the application filed to the classical form (A3 double-page printed form can be requested at the Department of Science and Foreign. Relations FPS) 470,- CZK for on-line application (in the information system STAG) Fee study carried out in English P1703 Physics - 120.483 CZK / academic year. The fee is paid in EURO or the equivalent amount of CZK exchange rate announced by the Czech National Bank valid on the date of payment. The applicant accepted for studies realized in a foreign language is obliged to pay study fee in the day of enrollment at the latest in full amount for the whole academic year in advance. Name of the bank: ČSOB Ostrava Account Number: 8010-0309706853/0300 Constant symbol: 558 (for payment in the bank) Constant symbol:: 179 (for the payment slip type A) Variable symbol: 1013 Specific symbol: birthcode of candidate/without slash (YYYYMMDD) When filing the classical form (A3 double-page) the candidate sends it together with the application form mandatory annexes. When filing electronically, candidate prints the application form (abridged version), signs it and sends it together with the application form mandatory annexes. Mandatory annexes to the application: proof of fee payment, even in case of non-cash charge electronically or mobile phone payments. We also accept e-mail that is sent to the candidate in case of crediting an amount on account to the faculty, a copy of master´s degree, diploma supplement or certificate of final state exam officially certified by vidimation - not for graduates FPS SU; (Applicants who have not completed a master's degree are required to submit a copy of a master´s degree, diploma supplement or certificate of final state exam officially certified by vidimation during the entrance exam or study enrollment at the latest CV including an overview of current professional experience list of current publications activities Course Objectives: The aim of the proposed doctoral course is to educate research scientists able to perform at the level of the highest international standards in the field of theoretical physics and astrophysics while using the most efficient computer methods. The course will address topical problems of relativistic and particle physics and their astrophysical applications, which are a part of the research project of UF FPF SU and cooperating local and international institutions. Prospective employment for the graduate: The graduate can use his/her attained knowledge and skills as a research scientist and a lecturer at a University and in research institutes in the field of theoretical physics, both in the Czech Republic and abroad. It is expected the graduate may be recruited as a post-doctoral researcher by one of the associated international institutions (SISSA in Trieste, Goteborg University, University of Oxford, CERN and similar). The graduate can also efficiently offer the gained knowledge and skills to research institutes of industrial enterprises in the field of modelling of physical processes (for instance in the field of hydrodynamics, thermodynamics, elasticity). Competence in computer skills can be utilized anywhere in the industry, services or public service. Requirements to be fulfilled by the student in the course of his/her studies and at its regular completion: Individual study plan: The course is governed by an individual study and research plan drawn by the supervisor and agreed by the professional board. The subjects of the doctoral course are divided into a block of obligatory subjects and a block of facultative (optional obligatory) subjects. The student must complete at least two of the facultative subjects. Facultative subjects are partly lectures and consultations and partly studied individually. English language exam is also a part of the course programme. Doctoral student taking the full time course also participates in the pedagogical activities at the faculty. The programme for this activity is agreed by the head of the educational institution and the supervisor. The research programme includes proposal for treating the topic of the PhD thesis, the research process in the research facility and possibly the plan of placements or study visits to associated research facilities locally or abroad. In the course of the study the doctoral student attends both the obligatory and the recommended forms of education, that is lectures, seminars, individual consultations and a seminar of theoretical physics in the research facility. At the same time he/she is working on the topic of the PhD thesis and publishes the results of his/her research both in specialised magazines and by taking part in professional conferences. A record of attending both the obligatory and the recommended forms of study is kept throughout the duration of the course, as well as the record of exams, placements and publications of the results of the research work of the doctoral student. At the end of an academic year the supervisor prepares an annual assessment and specifies the study and research plan for the following year (the doctoral student has the right to comment on both the assessment and the specified future programme). Based on the annual assessment, the head of the educational institution suggests continuation of studies, termination or a change of the supervisor. The suggested programme is authorised by the Dean of the faculty. Positive annual assessment is a precondition to progressing to the next year of the study programme. (In justified cases the doctoral student can ask the Dean to change the supervisor.) In the course of the study the doctoral student is obliged to attend seminars of theoretical physics in the research facility. During the first three (full time study) or four (part time study) years the doctoral student presents a specialised lecture on the topic of the PhD thesis in English language. The professional and language standard of the lecture and discussion is judged by a panel appointed by the chair person of the professional board. The lecture is assessed as ‘excellent pass’, ‘pass’ or ‘fail’. Positive assessment is recorded in the student’s record book. ‘Excellent pass’ serves at the same time as a passed exam from English language. Contents and scope of the state doctoral exam and requirements on the proof of attained knowledge: The state doctoral examination takes a form of scientific debate with the doctoral student and includes three subjects of the individual study programme, proposed by the supervisor and agreed by the professional board. The subjects of the exam are chosen so as to reflect on the topic of the PhD thesis. The scope of individual subjects is determined by their syllabus. The examination assumes applicant’s orientation in basic methods and processes of theoretical physics within the field of relativistic physics, quantum field theory and theory of kinetics. [-]

NOWNano DTC: The North West Nanoscience Doctoral Training Centre

NOWNano The University of Manchester and Lancaster
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

NowNano DTC students undertake a four-year doctoral training programme. A major aim of the DTC is to create a cohort of researchers that are able to draw [+]

NOWNano DTC: The North West Nanoscience Doctoral Training Centre

NowNano DTC students undertake a four-year doctoral training programme. A major aim of the DTC is to create a cohort of researchers that are able to draw on knowledge from a broad spectrum of sciences and to work in inter-disciplinary teams. The challenge is to enable our students to understand the different languages and philosophies of disciplines as diverse as theoretical physics & astronomy and medicine.The aim of the first six months of the programme is to expose students to the full breadth of nanoscience and nanotechnology and to provide them with the skills and background knowledge that they will need during their PhD projects in order to understand the diverse concepts and knowledge that they will inevitably encounter. To this end, the programme includes not only lecture courses and directed self-study (enquiry-based learning) but also extended (12 weeks-long) laboratory projects covering different aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology.Also during this time students will have an opportunity to learn about the available PhD research projects through presentations by potential supervisors and visits to research labs. It is expected that many projects will be interdisciplinary, with co-supervision by academics from different Schools/Departments, providing students with access to the world class facilities.... [-]


PhD in Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion

Carlos III University of Madrid
Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Madrid

The PhD Programme in Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion aims to provide the students with a solid background in plasma physics and nuclear fusion, as well as in the research methods used in the field [+]

PhD in Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion

The PhD Programme has been awarded with a Quality distinction by the Spanish Education and Culture Ministry.

Aims

The PhD Programme in Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion aims to provide the students with a solid background in plasma physics and nuclear fusion, as well as in the research methods used in the field with a competent ability to evaluate results. It is also expected that students publish original contributions (including articles in scientific journals) and that they show the capacity for team work and the required aptitude to enhance the scientific and technological progress, within professional and academic contexts.... [-]