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Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology

Job Details:

Title:Experimental Particle Physics - Neutrino Oscillations
Position:Phd
Location:Sussex U.
Contact:Clark Griffith
Closing Date:2021-02-28

Job Description:

Applications are invited from talented and creative students for a PhD place in Experimental Particle Physics at the University of Sussex on the NOvA and DUNE long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiments. The recent discovery of the last neutrino mixing angle (theta13) has opened a door to discovering the pattern of the neutrino masses and whether neutrinos violate CP symmetry: two of the very last missing pieces of the standard model of particle physics extended to include neutrino masses. Neutrinos may provide the answer to the big question of why the universe is dominated by matter and not antimatter. With the NOvA experiment you will have the opportunity to compare data taken with a beam of neutrinos to those from a beam of antineutrinos, looking for differences. The physics reach of NOvA is unique due to its long 810 km baseline combined with the high power and well understood beam of (anti)neutrinos. The DUNE experiment is the successor to NOvA and will use huge liquid argon TPC detectors. With DUNE you will have the opportunity to help design and build the experiment for the future.

Funding is available for a September 2021 start which includes a tax-free bursary (expected to be £15,560 per annum in 2021/22) and fully paid tuition fees for 3.5 years. Additional financial support is provided to cover short-term and long-term travel. Interviews of shortlisted candidates will be held in February and March initially and will continue until positions are filled. Applications from self-funded students interested in available projects are also welcome at any time of the year.

For more information please contact the coordinator of EPP PhD admissions, Dr. W. Clark Griffith: W.C.Griffith@sussex.ac.uk

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