Research course

Condensed Matter

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Physics and Astronomy
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Our group, which incorporates molecular and optical physics, covers a world of applications, from computational materials physics through quantum ordering to soft matter physics.

Condensed Matter Physics (CMP) overlaps considerably with materials science, as well as biological and earth sciences, and relies on fundamental developments in statistical physics and novel simulation methodologies.

Our research is concerned with the study of liquids and solids, and ‘viscoelastic’ materials (such as polymers and suspensions) with properties in between. We aim to discover and characterise the behaviour of these materials in the laboratory, and understand such behaviour in terms of the microscopic constituents.

Experimentally, the determination of structure and the characterisation of static and dynamic optical, electrical, magnetic, mechanical and other properties under ambient and extreme conditions call upon a wide range of tools.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Graduate School Secretary
Email
gradschool@ph.ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 131 650 5273