Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Positron Physics


Exotic Forms of Matter in molecules driven by Free-Electron Lasers

2 Ph.D studentships in Exotic Forms of Matter in molecules driven by Free-Electron Lasers

Title: 2 Ph.D studentships for UK/EU students

Contact: Dr. Agapi Emmanouilidou

Deadline for applications: 31st of January, 2018

Two Ph.D positions for 3.5 years each are available in the research area of interaction of matter with Free-Electron Lasers at University College London, in the group of Dr. Agapi Emmanouilidou in collaboration with Prof. Jonathan Tennyson. The fascinating aspect of Free-Electron Lasers interacting with atoms and molecules is that they boil away the electrons from the inside out.

The goal of one of the two Ph.D projects is to develop state-of-the-art hybrid quantum-classical techniques and computational tools to treat the break-up of FEL-driven homo-nuclear and hetero-nuclear diatomic molecules.

The goal of the other Ph.D project is to develop state-of-the-art quantum-mechanical techniques and computational tools in order to address the interplay of Auger and photo-ionization processes in FEL-driven multi-center molecules.

The Ph.D students will receive ideal training in quantum-mechanical computational tools for electronic structure in molecules as well as in developing Classical Monte Carlo techniques. The hybrid quantum-classical theoretical and computational techniques that will be developed will be used to address cutting-edge largely unexplored phenomena in the exciting and emerging field of FEL Science.

Application procedure

Please send a CV and transcript and address all your inquiries to Dr. Agapi Emmanouilidou, a.emmanouilidou@ucl.ac.uk.