Research course

Theory of Condensed Matter and Biophysics

Open University · School of Physical Sciences

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 or equivalent in physics or mathematics.

Months of entry

February, October

Course content

Researchers in this area investigate both condensed matter systems and biophysics, typically using analytical techniques and Monte Carlo methods (intensive numerical techniques involving the use of random numbers). On the condensed matter side, we specialise in systems of high technological interest, especially high-temperature superconductors and graphene. We also link with the quantum technologies group in designing and understanding quantum simulators. In biophysics, we are interested in the prediction of strokes and heart attacks and the growth of artificial tissue. The work is supported by our high performance computing cluster, some paper and a pencil.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
      full time
      36 months
      • MPhil
        full time
        15 months
          part time
          24 months

          Course contact details

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