Condensed Matter and Materials Science Theme Area
Condensed Matter and Materials Science (CMMS) is a diverse subject covering many different specialities and attracts PhD students arriving from wide range of backgrounds with different balances of theoretical and practical training. The program of study is therefore tailored individually for each student, in consultation with his or her PhD supervisor. The overall range and level of courses offered aim to introduce students to subject areas outside the immediate confines of their thesis research, as well as providing more specialist knowledge directly relevant to each dissertation. It is envisaged that during the first two years of study every student will complete a minimum of two physics-content courses, at least one summer school, plus at least one module covering transferable skills. A typical program will comprise the following elements:
CMMS courses organised by SUPA:
These are either graduate specific or advanced masters courses made available to all centres over the SUPA videoconferencing network. Courses offered are listed below and form the backbone on the CMMS graduate school programme.
Open Quantum Systems (SUPAOQS)
This is a biennial course which not run in 2019/20
Geometry and Physics of Soft Condensed Matter (SUPAGPSM)
This is a biennial course which will not run in 2019/20 but will run in 2020/2021.
Note: Enrolment for Semester 2 courses opens in December
Chaikin and Lubensky’s Principles of Condensed Matter (SUPACLP)
This is a biennial course which will not run in 2019/20 but will run in 2020/21.
This is a biennial course which will run in 2019/20 but will not run in 2020/21
It is a biennial course and will run in 2019/20, but will not run in 2020/21.
This is a biennial course that will not run in 2019/20 but will run in 2020/21.
This is a biennial course and will not run in 2019/20, but will run in 2020/21.
This is a bienniel course which will run in 2019/20, but will not run in 2020/21.
This is a biennial course. It will not run in 2019/20 but will run in 2020/21.
Examples of appropriate summer schools include ‘Physics by the Sea’ (St Bees School, Cumbria) for those with an interest in theory and HERCULES (Grenoble, France) for those doing research involving neutron and X-ray scattering at central facilities.