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Universidade Santiago de Compostela PhD in Nuclear and Particle Physics
Universidade Santiago de Compostela

PhD in Nuclear and Particle Physics

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

3 Years

Spanish, Galician

Full time

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Oct 2024

EUR 200 / per year



The doctoral program is developed in the prestigious field of Nuclear and Particle Physics, which tries to understand the structure of matter by studying its most elementary components in terms of nuclei, particles and the interactions between them.

This field generated in the last 50 years a great variety of technological applications in the fields of energy, medicine and industry in general. The lines of research proposed in the doctorate are cutting-edge in the fields of experimental nuclear and particle physics of the large LHC accelerators at CERN or the GSI, in more applied fields of ionizing radiation in medicine, industry and environmental physics. , in the exploration of the universe by means of particles and high-energy radiation, in the description of the structure of hadrons and the confinement of quarks, in modern theories of unification of fundamental interactions, supersymmetry, extensions of the standard model of elementary particles and integrable field theories.

Lines of investigation

  • Structure, dynamics and nuclear reactions. R&D of detectors and instrumentation for nuclear physics
  • Theory and phenomenology of fundamental interactions at high energies. Detection and analysis of plasma quarks and gluons
  • High energy astrophysics (neutrinos, gamma rays and cosmic rays)
  • Non-perturbative methods and integrability in field theory
  • String Theory, Quantum Gravity, and Supersymmetry
  • Quark physics, CP violation and development of silicon pixel detectors in particle accelerators
  • Development of grid computing techniques
  • Development of radiation detectors for scientific, technological and medical applications

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