Closing date: 15 February 2018
Start date: 1 October 2018
Duality, Holography and Integrability are three central pillars of research into string theory. The purpose of this project is to investigate the rich mathematical and physics insights that lie at the intersection of these three pillars. This project will focus on integrable two-dimensional world sheet theories that can be used to describe strings propagating in certain target spacetime backgrounds which, in turn, are thought via holography to describe Quantum Field theories in four-dimensions.
A particular aim of this project is to develop a better understanding of the quantum aspects of integrable models and their relation to generalised notions of T-duality.
Candidates must have a first, upper second class honours or a Masters degree with Merit, in a relevant discipline.
For candidates whose first language is not English, we require IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in each component) or equivalent. Please visit our website for a list of acceptable English language tests.
There are no restrictions on nationality of candidates however please note that the scholarship only covers UK/EU tuition fees.
The scholarship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, an annual stipend of £14,553 and research costs for 4 years by the Royal Society.
Applicants must complete and submit the following documentation by the stated deadline.
To apply for this studentship, please download the Scholarship Application Form and return it to the College of Science with the following:
Applicants should use the ‘Supplementary Personal Statement’ section of the application form to explain why the award they are applying for particularly matches their skills and experience and how they would choose to develop the project.
Please email the documents to firstname.lastname@example.org or post them to:
Recruitment and Marketing Team
College of Science
Swansea SA2 8PP
Informal enquiries before the deadline for formal applications are welcome by emailing Dr Daniel C. Thompson (D.C.Thompson@Swansea.ac.uk).