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Fellowships for PhD studies in Physics at the University of Cape Town

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The High energy physics group at the UCT Physics Department is pleased to announce the availability of at
least two fellowships (stipend plus running costs) for students wishing to undertake a PhD in Physics at the
University of Cape Town. The fellowships are for 3 years and are available to local or international students.
The High energy physics group at the UCT Physics Department undertakes research within the following areas:
High energy theory, with a focus on quantum chromodynamics (QCD), Color Glass Condensate theory
and applications (CGC), nite temperature and non-equilibrium phenomena in field theory and initial
conditions of heavy ion collisions, and AdS/CFT.
To identify a specific thesis topic suited to your background and interests, please contact one of us directly:
Dr. W. A. Horowitz (QCD, AdS/CFT, heavy ion collision phenomenology, electron ion collision
phenomenology)
Sample topic options: \pQCD Energy Loss in QGP at NLO"; \Improved Strongly-Coupled Light
and Heavy Flavor Suppression at RHIC and LHC"; \Running Coupling Exclusive Vector Meson
Production at an EIC"
http://www.phy.uct.ac.za/people/horowitz
Prof. Dr. Andre Peshier (QCD in finite temperature and out of equilibrium)
Sample topic option: \Strongly interacting quark-gluon plasma far from equilibrium."
http://www.phy.uct.ac.za/peshier/
Prof Dr. Heribert Weigert (QCD at high energies, Field theories out of equilibrium, initial states of
heavy ion collisions, nonlinear jet evolution equations)
Sample topic options: \JIMWLK evolution at NLO: Theory and implementation.", \Nonlinear jet
evolution equations vs Monte Carlo generators, a comparison."
http://www.phy.uct.ac.za/weigert/
email contacts: wa.horowitz@uct.ac.za, andre.peshier@uct.ac.za, heribert.weigert@uct.ac.za
Experimental high-energy physics at CERN within the ATLAS and ALICE collaborations. Particle
physics: search for the Higgs boson (ATLAS); heavy-ion physics: photon production, statistical model
(ALICE); related topics in high-performance computing Please contact us directly to tailor a topic to your
skills and interests.
Dr. Andrew Hamilton, ATLAS (Higgs analyses)
http://www.phy.uct.ac.za/people/hamilton/workpage/Home.html
Dr. Tom Dietel, ALICE (photon analyses, computing R&D)
http://www.phy.uct.ac.za/people/dietel/UCT/Projects.html
email contacts: thomas.dietel@uct.ac.za, andrew.hamilton@uct.ac.za
Please note that any topic listed are mainly illustrative and do not constitute an exhaustive list, direct com-
munication with a prospective academic supervisor is recommended to finalize a specific topical choice. The
supervisor may also assist you in completing the application form.
Further information is available from our departmental website (www.phy.uct.ac.za) or from Mrs Margie
Maich (margaret.maich@uct.ac.za) to whom applications must be submitted.
Closing date for applications: 31 January 2014
Applications are competitive and will be considered in February 2014. Preference will be given to students who
demonstrate potential to complete their PhD within 3 years. Successful applicants may start their studies any
time during 2014. Funding is for three years.

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