PhD studentship in Theoretical Physics Germany:

The Applied Mathematics Research Centre (AMRC) at Coventry has 12 senior staff, six of whom are statistical physicists. There is a related number of postdoctoral researchers and PhD students and a well arrival of international visiting scientists. The AMRC has close associations with the Statistical Physics Group at the Université Lorraine (at Nancy), which has also about 12 permanent statistical physicists. This is a prospect for a thrilling PhD programme at the forefront of statistical physics research into high dimensional critical phenomena (phase transitions). The project will involve a balance of analytical and numerical work. 

Applications are invited for a three year University studentship at Coventry in the first request or instance. If suitable financial support is available, is hoped that after about 1 ½ years in Coventry the student will have an opportunity to switch to Université Lorraine in Nancy, France. If not the entire PhD will be Coventry based. The studentship will be supervised by Professor Ralph Kenna and Dr Martin Weigel (Coventry University), and Professor Bertrand Berche (Université de Lorraine).

Candidates must be UK/EU nationals holding at least a B.Sc degree in Mathematics, Physics or a related discipline (or those who will have obtained the degree by 1 December 2012). The maintenance funding is £13,590 p.a. tax free plus UK/EU fees paid. The proposed start date is 21st January 2013.  

Informal enquiries may be addressed Professor Ralph Kenna:

To apply, please submit an application form (ignoring Section 7) and names and e-mail addresses of two potential referees to the below email or if a postal submission please send with a covering letter to the below address. 

  • Email: 
  • Address: Research Admissions, the Graduate Centre, Jaguar Building, Coventry University, Priory St, Coventry, CV1 5FB. 

Interview may be carried out in Coventry or by phone. This will be clarified to shortlisted candidates. 

Application Deadline: 3 December 2012.


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