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IIP-Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford
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Program Terms: Summer
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Dept Offering Program: International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Program Features: Lab Based Work Time Away: Summer
Housing options: Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization Program Group: International Internship Program
Duration of Program: 8 or more weeks Program Adviser: Shahreen Rahman
Program Description:
Program Description:
Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford

Organization Overview
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 plasma turbulence. 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, as well as on laboratory plasmas, especially in application to magnetic confinement fusion.

Intern Responsibilities:

IIP interns can choose between a number of projects listed below.
  1. Theoretical (analytical) and/or computational projects in plasma physics, ranging from fusion theory to astrophysics (Profs Barnes, Parra Diaz, Schekochihin);
  2. Quantum condensed matter (Profs Essler, Parameswaran, Dr Nahum);
  3. Soft condensed matter (Profs Louis, Yeomans); in galactic dynamics (Prof Magorrian);
  4. Particle theory (Profs Salam, Caola, Conlon, Dr Harland-Lang).
Prior, solid coursework in physics and mathematics would be an advantage.
Sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply. 

Requirement in Addition to Standard Application:
Letter(s) of recommendation are required from either a faculty member or a former/current research supervisor.

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