PhD position available-ultrafast laser studies of molecules in helium clusters and helium nanodroplets at University of Leicester, UK

A PhD position is available from 1st October 2011 to work with Dr Klaus von Haeften (Physics) and Professor Andrew Ellis (Chemistry) at the University of Leicester, UK. The person appointed will participate in an exciting and innovative new project employing ultrafast laser pump-probe techniques to explore superfluid effects in helium clusters and in helium nanodroplets. The work is largely experimentally-driven and will include laboratory work in the UK, as well as the possibility of experiments in other countries using major ultrafast laser facilities. In addition to the specific experiments, the student will be expected to take part in instrument development work associated with the project, data acquisition software development, and in the analysis of the collected data. You will also liaise with theoretical physics colleagues in the interpretation of the experimental findings.

The project will appeal to an ambitious graduate in Physics or Chemistry with an interest in molecular physics. A minimum qualification of a 2.1 MSci degree from the UK or equivalent is essential. Further details are available from Dr von Haeften (kvh6@le.ac.uk) or Professor Ellis (andrew.ellis@le.ac.uk). General information about some of our research activities can be found by clicking on the following web links:



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