ATLAS Experiment: Jointly Funded PhD Programme Between the Universities of Manchester and Melbourne


Dear Potential PhD students,

We should like to make you aware of an opportunity for a jointly funded PhD programme between the Universities of Manchester (UK) and Melbourne (Australia). Two specific particle physics projects have been approved:

1) Searching for quantum-mechanical interference effects to explain the origin of the matter-antimatter asymmetry (ATLAS: Manchester supervisor Andy Pilkington)

2) Search for Doubly Charged Higgs Bosons Decaying to Like-Sign Pairs of Tau Leptons (ATLAS: Manchester supervisor Terry Wyatt)

which you can find advertised (project descriptions and application details) at: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/golden/melbourne/

(You'll find the two ATLAS projects in the list under "Science and Engineering" at the bottom of the page.)

These PhD projects would involve extended periods in CERN, Manchester and Melbourne.

Please feel free to contact either/both of us for informal discussions (Andrew.Pilkington@manchester.ac.uk and terry.wyatt@manchester.ac.uk).

An application to the Manchester particle physics group for a PhD position, together with a specific indication that you would like to be considered for one or both of these jointly funded projects, is required by the University of Manchester as part of your application.

The deadline for formal applications is 31st January 2020.

Regards, Andy Pilkington and Terry Wyatt.

P.S. If you have already submitted a generic application to the Manchester particle physics group and you would like to be considered for one or both of these specific projects please send a follow-up email to Darren.Price@manchester.ac.uk, Andrew.Pilkington@manchester.ac.uk, and terry.wyatt@manchester.ac.uk. It would be helpful if you would indicate an order of preference between the two projects.