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IIP-Centre for Theorectical Physics, Oxford University
Oxford, England (Outgoing Program)
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|Restrictions:||Princeton applicants only|
|Dept Offering Program:||International Internship Program (IIP)||Program Type:||Internship|
|Language Prerequisite:||No||Program Features:||Lab Based Work, Research|
|Degree Level:||1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students||Time Away:||Summer|
|Housing options:||Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization||Program Group:||International Internship Program|
Centre for Theorectical Physics, Oxford University
About: Members of the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics at Oxford University work on topics that span many branches of physics - from how bacteria swim to the inflationary origin of the Universe, from quantum phase transitions to the chemodynamical evolution of galaxies. Our Particle Theory Group works on particle phenomenology both in and beyond-the-Standard-Model, (lattice) gauge theory and string theory, mathematical physics and quantum gravity, early-Universe cosmology and issues in particle astrophysics, e.g., dark matter and high-energy cosmic rays.
The quantum dynamics of many-body systems, phase transitions and strongly correlated electrons are important themes within our Condensed-Matter Group. Members of the group also do much work on soft matter and biological systems, which are characterized by a balance between interactions and fluctuations that leads to rich and diverse self-assembly and dynamics.
The Astrophysics and Plasma-Physics Group works on the structure and formation of galaxies, with particular emphasis on our own Galaxy, on the dynamics of astrophysical plasmas, from solar wind to the intergalactic medium, and on laboratory plasmas, especially in application to magnetic confinement fusion.
Intern Responsibilities: Theoretical (analytical) and/or computational projects in plasma physics, ranging from fusion theory to astrophysics) in quantum condensed matter; soft condensed matter; galactic dynamics, and particle theory.
Academic Background/Interests: Physics, Astrophysics or Applied Mathematics
Technical Skills: Equivalent to end of third undergraduate year, with an emphasis on a high level of mathematical and computer literacy
Languages and Level of Fluency (speaking/reading/writing): Fluent spoken and written English
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