Royal Holloway University of London

Royal Holloway University of London

Physics Graduate Programs


School of Management

Royal Holloway, University of London

Egham, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.Sc.- Physics by Research; ;M.Sc.- Nanotechnology and Low Temperature Physics, Contact department about Doctoral Degrees

Format: Campus

Program Description:

MSc Physics Research: Available in any research area, 75% project-based. Provides a stand alone qualification or foundation for a subsequent PhD degree. MSc Nanotechnology & Low Temperature Physics: Excellent training for careers in universities and industry, especially in scientific instrumentation. Supported by Oxford Instruments plc and the National Physical Laboratory. Research Interests Centre for Particle Physics Current work is focused on three projects. At CERN, the ATLAS experiment is being built to study interactions at the Large Hadron Collider. One of the main goals is to detect the Higgs boson, which is believed to explain the origin of mass. At the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center in California, the BaBar project is measuring CP violation in particles containing b-quarks. The third project is centred on physics and performance studies for the accelerator and detector at a future linear collider, which will collide electrons and positrons with an energy between 500 GeV and 1 TeV. This work is being pursued in the newly-created John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science, a joint initiative between Royal Holloway and Oxford University. Work is also being carried out on the particle physics grid. Condensed Matter Physics In the Low Temperature Physics Group, research projects are available in 2D quantum fl uids and solids, solid 3He and helium clusters, NMR using SQUIDs, strongly correlated electron systems, 2D electrons on liquid helium, quantum computing with 2D electrons, quantum criticality in transition metal compounds and current sensing noise thermometry. In the Nanophysics and Nanotechnology group, projects available include exploration of metallic nanostructures, superconducting nanocircuits for quantum computation, study of spin-polarized electric currents, design of nanometre-scale devices, techniques for fabricating multilayer multicomponent nanostructures
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