About Scholarship: The ability to detect and measure physical phenomena with ever-greater sensitivity is an important technological challenge. Not only does it allow us to subject scientific theories to higher levels of scrutiny, but it could also lead to new commercial applications. Current sensors rely on conventional (classical) physics. However, by using a fully quantum approach it is possible to achieve much greater sensitivities to phenomena such as magnetic, electric or gravitational fields or rotations. While the feasibility of these ideas has been demonstrated in principle, the key problem is making them practical. The project will be supervised by Dr. Jacob Dunningham. This is a full time studentship and the successful candidate will be able to devote their whole time to research. There may be opportunities to engage in teaching physics at Sussex. This is not guaranteed, but if agreed, additional payment will be made.
Study: Studentship is awarded for research on Quantum Enhanced Metrology at University of Sussex.
Course Level: Studentship is available for pursuing PhD research degree programme at University of Sussex in UK.
Scholarship Provider: University of Sussex, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK
-Due to funding limitations, the fee waiver is sufficient for UK and EU students only.
-Applicants must hold, or expect to hold, a UK Bachelor degree in a relevant subject with first class Honours, (or a non-UK equivalent degree). Alternatively, a second-class Bachelor degree plus a Masters degree with Merit classification (or non-UK equivalent).
Scholarship Open for: Students of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom can apply for this PhD studentship.
Number of award: A studentship will be awarded.
Duration: This is a full time PhD studentship available for a period of 3.5 years.
Value: This PhD studentship includes £13726 per annum tax-free bursary and waiver of UK/EU fees each year for 3.5 years.
Online Application: The mode of applying is online. In the Other Information/Finance Section state that you are applying for the “PhD studentship on Quantum enhanced metrology with Dr. Jacob Dunningham”. Finally, send an email to Dr Dunningham (j.dunningham-at-sussex.ac.uk ) to confirm that you have applied.
Deadline: The application deadline is 31th August 2014.
Further Information: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgr2014/view/339