The University of Sussex in England invites applications for the PhD Studentship on DUNE Supernova Triggering (2018) from talented and creative students for a PhD place in Experimental Particle Physics at the University of Sussex on the DUNE experiment, with an emphasis on supernova searches.

Project Details

DUNE will accurately measure neutrino oscillations using a beam from Fermilab, at 1300 km distance. With a 40 ktonne sensitive volume of liquid argon, DUNE also has a unique sensitivity to neutrinos from supernovae within our galaxy. The observation of such an event would provide a unique view of supernovae as well as provide important information on the properties of neutrinos. To make optimal use of this, our group is involved in the design of the trigger for supernovas, which drives the overall design of the data acquisition system. With DUNE you will have the opportunity to help design and build the experiment for the future, as well as be involved in physics studies of neutrinos from supernovae. The project is likely to involve spending an extended period at Fermilab.

Worth of Award

£14553 (2017-18) per annum tax-free bursary and waiver of fees each year for 3.5 years. Full-time study

  • You should have a physics or related degree, or be due to graduate before September 2018.
  • The ideal applicant is a keen programmer with an interest in the more technical aspects of the experiment.

How to Apply

  • Apply through the Sussex on-line system
  • Please state in the Finance section of the online form that you are applying for STFC/MPS EPP studentships (UK and EU nationals), or the relevant scholarship for non-EU nationals.
  • State in the Funding Information section of the application form that you would like to apply for this studentship, giving the title of the project as above.
  • Applications should include a CV, as well as transcripts of marks obtained on your degree(s) and the names and contact details of two academic referees. Please also include an overview of why you are suitable for this position and your reasons for applying.

Deadline: applications close February 28, 2018 

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