Postgraduate Studies

Last updated February 17, 2021 by Ian Stewart

We are happy to receive applications from people wishing to undertake a PhD. Full funding (stipend and tuition fees) would be available for a number of UK nationals or EU nationals (who have lived in the UK for over 3 years prior to their application, unless otherwise stated). The closing date is 5PM(GMT) on 12th February 2021.  All research projects are subject to availability and due to commence in October 2021.

For further information, please contact the supervisors of the Projects listed below or Dr. A Ferraro

The following projects have dedicated funding.

Theory of positron interactions with molecules/condensed matter and related processes
Supervisors: Dr D. Green; Dr M. Grüning;
Machine learning-enhanced diagnostics of open quantum networks
   Deadline: 5th March 2021 at 4 pm (GMT)
Supervisors: Dr A. Ferraro; Dr J. McAllister;
The following projects are also available.

Relativistic R-Matrix Calculations in the EUV/soft X-ray energy regime
Supervisors: Dr C. Ballance
Non-equilibrium Entanglement
Supervisors: Dr. G. De Chiara
Quantum-data analysis for quantum technologies
Supervisors: Dr. A. Ferraro; Prof M. Paternostro
Quantum chaos in multicharged positive ions
Supervisors: Dr. G. Gribakin; Dr. C Ballance
Positron binding and annihilation in molecules
Supervisors: Dr. G. Gribakin; Dr. D Green
Attoclock: timing photoionization on the sub-femtosecond timescale
Supervisors: Prof H. van der Hart; Dr. A. Brown


The school of Mathematics and Physics has a number of fully-funded studentships available to the UK students and EU students who have completed their undergraduate studies in the UK. Apart from these, a small amount of support is available through a Purser studentship.

Please note that we will not be able to accept applications that do not follow the required procedures/forms.

For further information, please contact

Dr A. Ferraro
Centre for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
The School of Mathematics and Physics
Old Physics Building
The Queen’s University of Belfast
Belfast BT7 1NN
Northern Ireland
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0)28 9097 1930 Direct Line


We are a Research Cluster of the School of Mathematics and Physics at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland. Our research interests are focused primarily on computational and theoretical physics.

Old Physics Building

The Old Physics Building,
where CTAMOP is situated.