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1 PPRC PhD Opportunities Jeanne Wilson PhD Admissions Tutor Nov 19 th 2014

2 Neutrino Group Francesca Di Lodivico (Head of PPRC) HK, T2K, ANNIE Jeanne Wilson SNO+, T2K, HK Teppei Katori T2K, HK, ICE-cube/Pingu ATLAS group Steve Lloyd (Head of School), Eram Rizvi, Lucio Cerrito, Adrian Bevan, John Hays, Marcella Bona

3 PhD structure 1 st year: – 1 st term: University of London graduate lectures. Monday & UCL – Exams Jan-Feb – Transfer viva in ~June – 1 st year report due August 2 nd year: – Attend UK HEP summer school (1 st 2 weeks September) – Often spent on Long Term Attachment (LTA) at experimental site – Perform service work for experiment 3.5 years: submit thesis!

4 UoL lecture course Subject covered The Standard Model and beyond Symmetry and conservation laws Statistical analysis of data Analysis methods in particle physics UNIX and Root Detectors Trigger and data acquisition CP violation and B Physics Neutrino physics Hadron collider physics LHC physics QCD phenomenology and parton densities Linear collider physics & Particle Accelerators

5 Possible Topics

6 Look on the website and talk to potential supervisors

7 General Features Aiming towards a piece of original research – You will be the world’s expert on this topic! Working within an international collaboration – Embed into working group structure – Attendance at collaboration meetings – Regular phone meetings – Both independent and team work required ~Weekly QMUL PPRC seminars GradNet / SepNet / NEXT training opportunities

8 Funding STFC studentships – Open to UK and EU applicants – Stipend with London weighting: £15,726 for 2014 entry – Travel budget & LTA College studentships NEXT studentships – Joint positions eg with Southampton, ½ theory, ½ experimental Grant-funded placements (eg ERC)

9 Interviews and Applications Application procedure linked from our website Submit by end of January Interviews 26 th /27 th February We make offers for funded places

10 Open Day Programme – 11:00am - 12:30pm: Welcome and Taster lectures on research in the PPRC. Dr Jon Hays DrTeppei Katori – 12:30pm - 1:00pm: Q & A session – 1:00pm - 2:00pm: Lunch with current members of department. Your chance to chat to potential supervisors and current students and postdocs. – 2:00pm - 3:00pm: Tour of the School of Physics and Astronomy and QMUL Mile End Campus, given by current PhD students.


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