Postgraduate Studies

Last updated November 4, 2020 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 21st Februrary 2020.  All research projects are subject to availability and due to commence in October 2020.

For further information, please contact the supervisors of the Projects listed below or Prof. M Paternostro

The following projects will be prioritised for funding.

Universal resources for quantum information processing
Supervisors: Dr A. Ferraro; Prof M. Paternostro; Dr M. Paris (UniMi)
Quantum-data analysis for quantum technologies
Supervisors: Dr A. Ferraro; Prof M. Paternostro
Many-body theory of positron interactions with molecules/condensed matter
Supervisors: Dr D. Green; Dr G. Gribakin; Dr M. Grüning
Positron binding and annihilation in molecules
Supervisors: Dr G. Gribakin; Dr A. Swann; Dr D. Green

The following projects are also available.

Relativistic Dirac R-matrix photoionisation calculations through to their implementation with stellar opacity codes
Supervisors: Dr C. Ballance
Ultrafast spectroscopy of relativistic processes
Supervisors: Dr A. Brown; Prof H. van der Hart
Non-equilibrium Entanglement
Supervisors: Dr. G. De Chiara
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 M. Paternostro
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 1928 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.