PhD Studentship (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early-Stage Researcher)

Durham (GB)
£27,125 to £31,211
05 May 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

PhD Studentship (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early-Stage Researcher) 
Reference:    012737
Department:            Department of Mathematical Sciences
Location:             Durham City
Contract Type:         Full Time & Fixed Term (3 years)
Grade:            Marie Curie (See Salary Below)
Opening Date:            04 May 2018
Closing Date:            04 June 2018 (Midday)

Contacts:            Prof. Paul Heslop (paul.heslop@durham.ac.uk); 
 Prof. Patrick Dorey (p.e.dorey@durham.ac.uk); 

Salary:           £27,125 to £31,211

Salary is subject to deductions of national taxes and employer’s costs.

Job Context

Two Early-Stage Researcher (ESR) / PhD positions have become available in the area of Scattering Amplitudes. These ESR position are part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network “SAGEX” (Scattering Amplitudes: from Geometry to Experiment), based at the Department of Mathematics, Durham University. The positions will be under the supervision of Professors Patrick Dorey and Paul Heslop. 

General description of the research area and of SAGEX: 

Scattering amplitudes provide a window into the fundamental structures predicted by relativistic quantum theories. By identifying and exploiting seemingly disparate concepts from abstract geometry, symbolic big data, and phenomenological calculations, the SAGEX network will train the next generation of researchers in the new tools, approaches and insights that will make possible previously intractable analyses directly relevant to current and near-future particle physics experiments.