Marie Curie Host Fellowships for Ph.D. students

Research Training in Nuclear Physics

29 Sept 2000

Marie Curie Host Fellowships

Applications are sought from doctoral research students in both theoretical and experimental Nuclear Physics to study for 3-12 months in the Physics Department of the University of Surrey, within the Marie Curie Host Fellowships programme of the EU Fifth Framework.

The programme will be of particular interest to applicants engaged in research in the structure and collisions of stable and exotic nuclei, including halo nuclei, clustering, spin traps and the limits of stability.

Surrey Centre for Nuclear Physics

Research in the Surrey Centre for Nuclear Physics focuses on the structure and reactions of halo nuclei and exotic spin and cluster nuclear states. Our research emphasises the interaction between theory and experiment, and the Centre will provide training and expertise in both theoretical and experimental nuclear physics.

There are 8 full time members of academic staff. Four theorists: Prof RC Johnson, Prof IJ Thompson, Dr JA Tostevin, Dr JS Al-Khalili; and four experimentalists: Prof W Gelletly, Prof PM Walker, Dr WN Catford, Dr PH Regan.

We currently employ five theoretical and four experimental postdoctoral researchers.

Postgraduate Teaching and Research Training

All visiting Fellowship students will be assigned a local supervisor, who will closely co-ordinate teaching and research programmes with their Ph.D. supervisors at their home institution.

Optional Courses

The training at Surrey contains in part a selection of taught courses, chosen according to the experience and needs of the student, after discussion with their home supervisors.

Courses may be selected from:

General skills: Advanced Laboratory Techniques; Postgraduate Seminars; Research Skills; Computer Skills;

Theory: Advanced Quantum Mechanics; Computing and Numerical Analysis; Mathematics; Angular Momentum; Nuclear Structure; Scattering Theory;

Nuclear Experimental Techniques;

Advanced Topic Tutorials: planned to link to the student's long-term interests.

The University of Surrey

The University is located in Guildford, England, to the south-west of London. It is 35 minutes from London by train, and within easy reach of both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

It has a thriving community of some 9100 students, with 1900 international students from 113 different countries, about half of whom are in postgraduate or research programmes. Accommodation is available on campus for the majority of international students, and an English Language Institute provides language support for overseas nationals.

Contact Addresses for Applicants

For more details, contact Professor Ian Thompson

Telephone: (44 1483) 879421
Fax: (44 1483) 876781

For application forms, see

Postgraduate Admissions Secretary,
Mrs P-J. Mannix,
Department of Physics,
University of Surrey,
Guildford GU2 7XH, U.K.
Telephone: (44 1483) 879247

to whom you should send completed application forms, with a CV, a research description and proposed dates.