Research course

Theory of Condensed Matter and Biophysics

Institution
Open University · School of Physical Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 or equivalent in physics or mathematics.

Months of entry

October, February

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 and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

full time
15 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Administrative Support
Email
stem-sps-phd-admin@open.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1908 858253