Potential gravitational PhD Projects
- Fundamental Physics Experiments: Dr. C.C. Speake
- Gravitational Waves: Sources, Observation and Astrophysics: Prof. Alberto Vecchio, Dr. Ilya Mandel
- Gravitational Waves: Experimental Detection (Advanced Optics): Dr Andreas Freise, Prof. Mike Cruise
Project: Gravitational Physics
Supervisor: Prof C.C.Speake
CASE PhD studentship (starting October 2011)
Gravitation is at the frontier of physical research and there are currently opportunities for laboratory experiments to make significant contributions to the development of theories that aim at the unification of all the known forces.
The group has developed new technologies for detecting weak forces and for space-based and ground-based gravitational wave detection. These include a new superconducting suspension and a novel interferometer. We are currently commercialising the interferometer under the name EUCLID. The interferometer is also promising as the basis for a sensor for drag-free satellites, such as that required by the space-based gravitational wave antenna, LISA. In collaboration with ASTRIUM we will be developing an interferometric sensor for space applications. There will be a PhD associated with this project.
For more information please contact Prof. Clive Speake (c.c.speake[at]bham.ac.uk) and see the webpage of the Birmingham Gravitational Group
Gravitational Waves: Sources, Observation and Astrophysics
Project: Gravitational Wave Astrophysics and Observations
|Supervisors: Prof. Alberto Vecchio, Dr. Ilya Mandel|
Gravitational Waves: Experimental Detection
Project: Gravitational Wave Interferometry and Technology Development
|Supervisor: Dr Andreas Freise|