A doctorate, also known as a PhD, is a unique degree and the highest level a student can earn. It involves three or more years of independent research on an original subject. Comparatively few students attempt the level of advanced academic work it requires.
You might be wondering, what is a PhD in Particle Physics? The program equips students with the knowledge and skills related to answering fundamental questions about the nature of matter, mass and energy and their relation to the asymmetric matter-antimatter history of the universe. Research topics include studying the interactions of fundamental particles, implementing and evaluating particle components and developing software for experimentation purposes. Graduates work with a mentor to choose a detailed topic for their doctorate project.
Graduates of a PhD program discover many benefits in their professional and personal lives. These include highly developed oral and written communication skills. They also engage in public outreach, including working with the media, participating in science events and volunteering in local schools.
Program costs vary considerably among universities. Interested students should contact schools and request details about fees and cost expectations.
Careers for graduates of this program mainly focus on academia. These include professorships, research scientists and laboratory researchers. However, a particle physics doctorate may also be a pathway toward a career outside of physics research. There are a variety of positions in government, such as congressional science fellow, that are a good fit for graduates. Likewise, science policy advisor and appropriations director are two other jobs students with a doctorate in particle physics may want to explore.
A variety of international options exists for PhD programs. Many schools offer most of their classes in distance learning modules to accommodate the busy lifestyles of active professionals. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Study within this program is based on teaching the theoretical and experimental aspects of nuclear or particle physics, supported by a detailed understanding of quantum m
Study within this program is based on teaching the theoretical and experimental aspects of nuclear or particle physics, supported by a detailed understanding of quantum mechanics, quantum field theory and phenomenology of nuclear and subnuclear processes. Particular emphasis is placed on mastering relevant theoretical computational methods and familiarization of the data acquisition and analysis, including effective control of information technology. Students should employ and develop these skills in their own scientific work, which is an important part of the doctoral program.
The program does not contain specializations.
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SISSA has just launched a new program for faster access to a Ph.D. in condensed matter physics. The best students will be able to attend lectures at SISSA while still att
SISSA welcomes applications for up to 6 positions for a new Fast Track Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics starting in October 2016
SISSA has just launched a new program for faster access to a Ph.D. in condensed matter physics. The best students will be able to attend lectures at SISSA while still attending their last year of the Master course in Physics at the University of Trieste.
The Ph.D. course in “Theory and numerical simulation of condensed matter” is a rich and complete post-graduate program of up to 4 years of training and research covering the various aspects of the field. The fast-track program allows students to start their research careers one year earlier, studying and working in a vibrant international environment. Students at SISSA have ongoing close interaction with their supervisors as well as with several scientists and specialists in their field of study....
The Ph.D. in Theoretical Particle Physics has always been part of the postgraduate programmes on offer at SISSA. More than a hundred students have obtained a Ph.D. qualif
The Ph.D. in Theoretical Particle Physics has always been part of the postgraduate programmes on offer at SISSA. More than a hundred students have obtained a Ph.D. qualification in Theoretical Particle Physics since SISSA started offering the course.
Every year, five students are selected to attend this 3-year programme (plus an extra year, if needed) of study and research. During the first year, students attend about 450 hours of postgraduate courses covering a wide spectrum of topics, ranging from phenomenology to the more formal aspects of theoretical particle physics. Each student has to select a subset of them and pass the relevant exams within the first year.
The main research lines are Physics at the LHC, Physics Beyond the Standard Model, Neutrino Physics, String Theory, the AdS/CFT correspondence and alternative Quantum Theories of Gravity. Students benefit from the rich environment of scientific institutions of the Trieste area, such as the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the Physics Department of the University of Trieste and the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)....
Astroparticle Physics represents one of the preeminent interests of SISSA and has been singled out as one of the areas that SISSA will further strengthen in the near futu
Astroparticle Physics represents one of the preeminent interests of SISSA and has been singled out as one of the areas that SISSA will further strengthen in the near future. It is a young and interdisciplinary field, at the frontier among Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Particle Physics, addressing some of the most pressing and fundamental questions in Science today, such as understanding the nature of gravity, explaining the origin and evolution of the Universe and identifying the nature of its constituents, including dark matter and dark energy.
In recent years the field has witnessed a rapid growth, also in connection to the wealth of new data and the rich experimental programmes in progress. The focus at SISSA is to connect the new insights offered by these exciting phenomenological developments to the forefront of the theoretical research in the field....
The main aim of the curriculum in Astroparticle Physics is to provide the entrance points and the scientific and cultural tools to participate successfully to the researc
The GSSI offers 31 PhD fellowships and invites applications for fellowships for the PhD Programmes in Astroparticle Physics, Mathematics in Natural, Social and Life Sciences, Computer Science, Urban Studies and Regional Science.
The official language for all PhD courses is English.The fellowships are awarded for 4 years and their yearly amount is € 16.159,91 gross. All PhD students have free accommodation at the GSSI facilities and use of the canteen.The application must be submitted through the online form available at www.gssi.it/phd/ by 18 June 2019 at 6 pm (Italian time zone, 6pm).
The Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) is an international PhD school and a center for research and higher education in the areas of Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science and Social Sciences. Founded in 2012 in L’Aquila (Italy) as Center for Advanced Studies of the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) and then established in March 2016 as a School of Advanced Studies providing post-graduate education. Through a day-to-day collaboration and interaction, researchers and students have the opportunity to build a sound knowledge of the research methods and to experiment contamination of interests, innovative approaches and multicultural exchanges in all the GSSI activities. In addressing the complexity of today’s world, we are committed to removing all barriers between the GSSI areas of study and research, where interdisciplinarity and cross-fertilization underlie everything we do. Among our goals are the dissemination of scientific results towards society and the promotion of cultural events for generic public, citizens and schools....