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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Brighton

  • Study mode

    Full time

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  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The University of Brighton is one of only nine universities in the UK which offer a PhD in nuclear structure physics. It has an international reputation for work on exotic neutron-rich nuclei in the A~100 region.

Members of the group play important roles in international collaborations at major facilities worldwide e.g. RIKEN (Japan) University of Jyväskylä (Finland) and FAIR (Germany).

The focus of current research is on the shapes of the neutron-rich zirconium nuclei with A = 100 to 106. An experimental programme comprising research at the RIKEN laboratory in Japan, the University of Jyväskylä in Finland, Argonne National Laboratory in America and the GANIL facility in France, has investigated the predicted shape change from prolate to oblate for these nuclei.

Graduates with a PhD in nuclear structure physics from the University of Brighton proceed to jobs in various organisations. Recent examples are graduates working as a research scientist in nuclear medicine physics at the National Physical Laboratory, as a prestigious Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellow at the RIKEN lab in Japan and as a radiometric analyst at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy.

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£ 13,464per year

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University of Brighton

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  • Campus address

    University of Brighton, Mithras House, Lewes Road, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN2 4AT, England

Courses are designed to develop the knowledge, skills, personal attributes and related experiences you’ll need to start or develop or your career.
You’d be joining a community of around 2,900 international and EU students at Brighton.
Eligible students are guaranteed a place in halls of residence.

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