PhD program in Physics and Astronomy

Program Coordinator
dr hab. Marek Mozrzymas

PhD program in Physics and Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Wroclaw invites candidates to join its English language PhD Programs in Physics or Astronomy. We welcome enterprising postgraduate students to undertake research in the areas of modern theoretical physics, experimental physics, or heliophysics and astrophysics, supported by a team of experienced supervisors.

The PhD program in the Institute of Experimental Physics will allow the student to explore the electric, optical, dielectric, magnetic and structural properties of materials with surface and bulk sensitive techniques such as: scanning probe microscopy, low energy electron di raction, photoemission spectroscopy, Mossbauer spectroscopy and many others. The materials are studied in the wide ranges of resolutions: in atomic, nano, mikro and macroscopic scales. The graduate student will be able to tackle the kinetics and energetics of the processes occurring on the surface and at the bulk of material. They also can model structure and reactions with density functional theory, Monte Carlo simulations or other ab initio approaches.

The PhD program undertaken in the Institute of Theoretical Physics will help the student develop skills necessairy to understand, interpret and describe the most fundamental processes occuring in nature. The student will take part in studies of heavy-ion collisions, astrophysical phenomenology, eld theory, condensed matter theory, statistical physics, quantum gravity and more. Such studies, conducted in collaboration with large international institutions such as CERN, JINR Dubna and other will provide a great opportunity to explore the chosen eld and take part in state of the art research conducted arround the world. The graduate student will become pro cient in the use of advanced mathematical methods, for example Monte Carlo simulations.

The PhD program undertaken in the Institute of Astronomy addresses such topics as: variable stars, pulsating stars, asteroseismology, chemical composition of hot stars, KEPLER, OGLE, MACHO and ASAS data analysis and many others. The study in heliophysics covers such areas as numerical modelling of solar ares, Xray solar spectroscopy, physics of the coronal mass ejections, physics of the solar prominences, radiative transfer in the solar atmosphere and many others.

Our partnerships around the world permits us to deliver teaching and research with an international dimension.

PhD candidates contribute to current research of their Institute, participate in international conferences, perform studies in our facilities as well as those in other countries. The program of studies allows the development of research skills and supports future successful operating as a professional researcher. Our PhD students gain also broad practical teaching experience by participating in exercises and lessons conducted for undergraduate students.

Details regarding the program, and courses available within can be found at http:\\sd.wfa.uni.wroc.pl .

A PhD graduate receives the title of Doctor of Philosophy in Physics or Astronomy. Our PhD diplomas, issued by the Polish State University of Wroclaw receive full recognition within the whole European Union and almost all other countries worldwide.