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Candidates for a Physics PhD program are typically graduates from previous degree programs that provided a necessary basis of knowledge in mathematics and science. Some specializations for Physics PhD programs can include condensed matter physics, atomic physics, molecular physics, optical physics, geophysics, biophysics, high energy/particle physics, and astrophysics.

Practical applications for specific theoretical training and skills practiced in a Physics PhD program can include engineering, product development, consulting, teaching and more. Applied physics is the area of research intended for use, but all Physics PhD topics are considered valuable contributions to our knowledge of the world. In addition to a dissertation, duties and expectations for a Physics PhD candidate may include assisting with other ongoing research projects, publications, and to assist in teaching undergraduate courses.

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41 Results in Physics

Graduate School of Biosciences Munich

QBM seeks to train a cohort of young scientists who, while firmly anchored in their home discipline, are well versed in multiple approaches and styles of thought. The goa ... [+]

QBM seeks to train a cohort of young scientists who, while firmly anchored in their home discipline, are well versed in multiple approaches and styles of thought. The goal is for the students to get comfortable in communicating across traditional boundaries, especially across the divide between experiment and quantitative theory – to become, in effect, scientifically bi- or multilingual. To this end, the school offers an integrated interdisciplinary Ph.D. program that consists of three main components:

An interdisciplinary research project which combines concepts and methods from different fields. A substantial program of formal course work with a general and an individual component centered around an interdisciplinary core course that covers key problems in bioscience from multiple perspectives. Further activities to enhance students’ other transferable skills to succeed in science as a competitive profession. ... [-]
Germany Munich
March 2020
Full-time
3 years
Campus
New Jersey Institute of Technology

The Ph.D. program in the graduate field of Applied Physics (AP) provides students with mastery of a broad knowledge base in applied physics, as well as advanced research ... [+]

Overview

The Ph.D. program in the graduate field of Applied Physics (AP) provides students with mastery of a broad knowledge base in applied physics, as well as advanced research focuses that prepare them for successful research-driven careers in academia, government or industry.

Objectives

As a nationally and internationally recognized Ph.D. program, NJIT’s Applied Physics Ph.D. program prepares Ph.D. candidates with practical skills and theoretical knowledge for a successful career in academic or government organizations and private industry. Students will prepare for passing their written qualifier exams, as well as gain the theoretical and experimental background needed for their research, which they will orally present and defend as part of their Ph.D. thesis. Throughout their study as a Ph.D. candidate, students will exhibit the following:... [-]

USA Newark
September 2019
Campus
University of Texas Arlington

The objective of graduate work in physics is to prepare the student for continued professional and scholarly development as a physicist. The Doctor of Philosophy in Physi ... [+]

The objective of graduate work in physics is to prepare the student for continued professional and scholarly development as a physicist. The Physics Master of Science Degree Programs are designed to give the student advanced training in all fundamental areas of physics through formal courses and the options of some degree of specialization or participation in original research in one of a variety of projects directed by the faculty. The Doctor of Philosophy in Physics and Applied Physics Program combines the traditional elements of a science doctoral program with courses in specifically applied topics and internship in a technological environment. It is designed to produce highly trained professionals with a broad perspective of the subject which may prepare them equally well for careers in academic or government or industrial laboratories.... [-]

USA Arlington
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Full-time
4 years
Campus
University of Camerino the international School of Advanced Studies

Area: Physics, Earth and Materials Sciences ... [+]

Area: Physics, Earth and Materials Sciences Physics Physical and Chemical Processes in Earth Systems Materials Sciences Physics

Condensed Matter Physics

Many-body Theory of Ultracold Matter Superconductivity at the Nanoscale: Theory, Simulations, and Experiments Theory of Electron-hole Superfluidity in Graphene Devices BCS-BEC Crossover in Multicomponent Superfluids and Superconductors

Experimental Physics

Matter under extreme conditions Physics of Surfaces, Interfaces and Nanosized Systems Physics, Astrophysics, and Cosmology with Gravitational Waves Soft Matter, Glasses, Liquids, and Liquid Solutions Synchrotron Radiation and Advanced Radiation Sources

Physics Education

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Italy Camerino
November 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Kaunas University of Technology

KTU and the University of Southern Denmark (Denmark) joint doctoral programme in the field of physics provides competencies and knowledge in the areas of condensed matter ... [+]

Joint degree programme with the University of Southern Denmark, Denmark; double degree programme with the Shizuoka University, Japan

KTU and the University of Southern Denmark (Denmark) joint doctoral programme in the field of physics provides competencies and knowledge in the areas of condensed matter, interaction of radiation and matter, optical spectroscopy; the programme offers a wide range of topics and general experimental and theoretical research in the areas of meso, micro and nanostructures, photonic structures, including their formation, analysis and application in plasmonics, biosensors and alternative energy. Research involves the use of new functional materials, modern technologies (electron-beam lithography, reactive plasma etching, and holographic lithography) and progressive research methods (spectroscopic ellipsometry, Raman scattering, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, ultra-rapid process spectroscopy, etc.). Students of this programme have the possibility to acquire a double doctor degree at Shizuoka University (Japan).... [-]

Lithuania Kaunas
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Koc University - Istanbul Turkey

Our M. S. Program aims at teaching fundamental physics at The graduate physics program at Koç University is carried on by our world-renowned faculty who specialize mainly ... [+]

PhD in Physics

The graduate physics program at Koç University is carried on by our world-renowned faculty who specialize mainly in quantum theory and optics. All the research laboratories are state-of-the-art. We publish papers in top journals on quantum gravity and astrophysics, atom-photon interactions, Bose-Einstein condensates, lasers, and photonics. We admit mostly PhD students with full-scholarship. The MS program without thesis is recently introduced and may appeal to those who are not going to pursue an academic career. All our graduate students find the opportunity of close everyday contact in research with the world-class faculty. We encourage them to take courses from the other program as well so that they can broaden their interests. We also get this way some of the brightest students at the university coming to the physics classes. Our graduates mostly continue as post-docs at the best universities in the world and eventually go to academic life. Others have no difficulty in finding jobs in business or industry. ... [-]

Turkey Istanbul
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
University of Trieste

The most important outcome of their Ph.D. will be the ability to perform independent and innovative research, developing a critical thinking, the capability of working in ... [+]

Graduates will possess competency in basic principles of physics.

Graduates will possess an advanced and deep knowledge of their own research area of specialization.

Graduates will be highly skilled in using advanced scientific experimental/observational/computational/theoretical methods and/or tools appropriate to their area of specialization.

The most important outcome of their Ph.D. will be the ability to perform independent and innovative research, developing a critical thinking, the capability of working in an advanced and international research environment.

They will be able to carry out an original scientific work at the leading edge of their field, producing a written dissertation.... [-]

Italy Trieste
October 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)

The scientific research within the School of Mathematics and Physics was highly rated in the 2014 REF peer-review exercise, with 70% of research being judged as internati ... [+]

The scientific research within the School of Mathematics and Physics was highly rated in the 2014 REF peer-review exercise, with 70% of research being judged as internationally excellent or world-leading. Physics research activity in the School is focused into five specific Research Centres; all members of academic staff belong to one of these Research Centres, listed below.

Astrophysics (PhD/MPhil) Atomistic Simulation (PhD/MPhil) Nanostructured Media (PhD/MPhil) Plasma Physics (PhD/MPhil) Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (PhD/MPhil)

Registration is on a full-time or part-time basis, under the direction of a supervisory team appointed by the University. You will be expected to submit your thesis at the end of three years of full-time registration for PhD, or two years for MPhil (or part-time equivalent).... [-]

United Kingdom Belfast
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
Boston College

The department is focused on a highly collaborative approach, with students forming a vital part of the community. In addition to working with BC physics faculty, student ... [+]

Welcome to the Boston College Department of Physics

Welcome to the Boston College Department of Physics. Our department’s primary focus is cutting-edge research concentrated in experimental and theoretical condensed matter physics. Over a relatively short period of time, we have become one of the leading condensed matter departments in the country. Some specific areas of current interest are superconductivity, photovoltaics, metamaterials, thermoelectrics, nanostructures and nanomaterials for biosensing, plasmonics, plasmas, topological insulators, novel electronic materials, and other strongly correlated electron systems.

Graduate students share in this research, gaining the technical and intellectual training needed for future success in the career paths of their choice. The department includes 17 faculty, numerous post-docs and about 50 graduate students, all of whom are supported by teaching assistantships or research assistantships.... [-]

USA Boston
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The PhD degree is conferred primarily in recognition of the breadth of scholarship, depth of research, and power to investigate problems independently and efficiently. St ... [+]

Joining the Department of Physics as a postgraduate student is an exciting prospect. The Department has received worldwide recognition for its research breakthroughs. The strong research culture within the Department, and in the University as a whole, has encouraged such success, which has been characterized by frequent collaboration between experimental and theoretical faculty members.

By pursuing research at the frontier of knowledge and innovation at the cutting edge of technology, our faculty seeks to preserve and nurture a sense of wonder about the natural world and to impart it to students as a lasting motivation for learning. Our postgraduate programmes seek to provide students with a solid grounding in broad physics principles and techniques, an ambience conducive to creative and innovative activities, and opportunities for cross- and inter-disciplinary research.... [-]

Hong Kong
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
Campus
Universidad de Sonora

General Objective: Prepare specialized personnel in any of the areas of Physics with the ability to propose and undertake their own research projects, relevant and viable ... [+]

PhDs in Physics.

Name of the program: Doctorate in Physical Sciences Key DGP: 122601 Normal period to graduate: 8 semesters Credits: 203 Degree conferred: Doctor of Science (Physics) Campus where it is offered: Hermosillo

Program descriptionGeneral purpose

Prepare specialized personnel in any of the areas of Physics with the ability to propose and undertake their own research projects, relevant and viable, which impact on the scientific and technological development of the country.

Specific objectives

The Doctorate in Science (Physics) program has the following objectives:

To train human resources of high academic level that propitiate the development and creation of scientific and technological knowledge that contributes to the development of the region and the country.Prepare highly trained personnel to perform teaching tasks of undergraduate and graduate.To train professors-researchers with a high academic preparation and innovative capacity, capable of generating and transmitting scientific knowledge; apt to create and develop projects and programs of scientific and technological research.Develop multidisciplinary scientific and technological research programs.What Will Your Competencies Be When You Finish The Program?Egress ProfileBroad domain of the specific topics of physics involved with the area of his knowledge.Sufficient skill and ability to adapt and operate high-tech experimental and / or computational devices to solve problems related to theoretical or applied physics.Innovative capacity supported by a solid academic background that allows you to contribute to the creation and development of multidisciplinary research projects and programs that involve elements of basic and / or applied physics with patents and prototypes as possible products.Critical attitude of the scientific... [-]
Mexico Hermosillo
August 2019
Spanish
Full-time
8 semesters
Campus
Botswana International University Of Science And Technology

PhD Thesis Research in Physics ... [+]

PhD Thesis Research in Physics

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Botswana Palapye
September 2019
Campus
Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

The study program covers all aspects of plasma physics and with extensions to theoretical physics (elementary processes) and to some topics of astrophysics (interplanetar ... [+]

The study program covers all aspects of plasma physics and with extensions to theoretical physics (elementary processes) and to some topics of astrophysics (interplanetary space plasma, dust/ice cloud problems in the solar system) and nuclear fusion. Studies include also borderline disciplines such as plasma chemistry, plasma interaction with solid surface and complex plasma. The program prepares professionals with a broad foundation in mathematics, physics, and computer modeling of physical processes and with deep knowledge of plasma physics.

The program does not contain specializations.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria

Admission for studies

Admission for studies will be granted to the applicants, who:... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
Charles University Faculty of Science

The Graduate Study is organized by the Department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry in cooperation with a number of Institutes of the Academy of Sciences of the Cz ... [+]

The Graduate Study is organized by the Department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry in cooperation with a number of Institutes of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (The Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Processes, etc.) and covers almost all fields of Physical Chemistry (including Biophysical Chemistry and Physical Chemistry of Polymers) and some disciplines of Chemical Physics. Due to the interdisciplinary character of the Department, there exist possibilities of combined graduate studies with biochemical, or macromolecular orientation, despite the fact that the Faculty of Science offers separate Graduate Studies both in Biochemistry and Macromolecular Chemistry.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
Universidade da Coruña

The Doctoral Program in Applied Physics is an official university degree framed in the field of applied sciences and oriented to different aspects of science and technolo ... [+]

Introduction

The Programme Doctoral Degree in Applied Physics Is an official university degree framed in the field of applied sciences and oriented to different aspects of science and technology. It is an interuniversity program between the University of Vigo (coordinating university) and the University of A Coruña.

The objective of this program is to provide the necessary skills to our students so that through the completion of their doctoral thesis they acquire the knowledge that allows them to carry out research projects and / or their incorporation into the industrial world.

Why study the degree

The global society is immersed in a continuous and rapid technological evolution, which some have already proposed as a new historical, technological and social acceleration. Physics, and in particular Applied Physics, is a link that can avoid what was called a technological gap, allowing us to establish contact between natural phenomena and technological and applied "phenomena". This will favor the development of companies related to new materials and the environment such as polymers, new fuels and refrigerants, ionic liquids, physical pollutants, meteorological and / or oceanic aspects related to the environment, etc.... [-]

Spain A Coruña Ferrol
September 2019
Spanish
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 5 years
Campus