News from King’s College London

Prof. Carla Molteni (who got her PhD in our School in 1994), now Reader at the King’s College London, announces  the following opening for ten fully-funded 4-year PhD studentships in London, at the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Non-Equilibrium Systems (CANES).

Interested candidates should apply by 28 April 2014.



10 fully-funded 4-year PhD studentships at King’s College London
Applications by 28 April 2014 for Sept 2014 entry (late consideration

Non-equilibrium processes underpin many challenging problems across the
natural sciences. The mission of CANES is to train a new generation of
researchers in cross-disciplinary approaches to non-equilibrium systems,
focussing on the three key strands of theoretical modelling, simulation
and data-driven analysis (see It draws on a broad range of
supervisor expertise in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Informatics,
Computational and Systems Biomedicine, Earth and Environmental Sciences,
including partners at Imperial College London, University College London
and Queen Mary London.

The training programme consists of a first year combining taught courses
and research projects, leading to the award of an MSc. In years two to
four, the programme will include open question sandpits, master classes,
journal clubs and an annual retreat. Students will also be able to
undertake internships at a broad range of industrial and international
academic partners.

Funding for CANES students covers course fees, a stipend for living
expenses (£15,863 per year), and conference travel and internship funds.
The programme can support UK applicants as well as a limited number of
students from the EU and overseas.

Applications are now invited from candidates with excellent
undergraduate or equivalent qualifications in any relevant discipline
including mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering, materials
science, biophysics, geophysical sciences and computer science. A strong
background in quantitative science will be essential for students to
take full advantage of the CANES training programme.

Please see for further details of how to apply.

Interested candidates should apply by 28 April 2014. Applications
received after this date will be considered as long as places remain.
Informal enquiries can be addressed to the CANES Director, Prof. Peter
Sollich (

Dr Carla Molteni
King’s College London, Physics Department
Strand, London WC2R 2LS (UK)
Phone: +44 20 7848 2170