Thesis Topic

Thesis topic: Dose Distribution Analysis and Optimisation for Stereotactic Irradiation with a Linear Accelerator

The objective of this work is to perform verification of dose distributions calculated with a treatment planning system (TPS), which will provide the basis for creation of a comprehensive test of TPS for stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT).
Monte Carlo (MC) techniques should be used to model the accelerator and to calculate the dose distribution in the patient’s body. Calculated photon beam parameters should be compared with the measurements and should be used as input-data for TPS.
For more information please contact Prof. A. Wysocka-Rabin by email addressed to Anna.Wysocka (at)

PhD degree scholarship – experimental neutrino physics

Competition opened on: 20 June 2018

Application submission deadline: 30 August 2018

NCBJ is inviting students of physics to apply for 4 year-duration doctoral studies in Warsaw Neutrino Group in the T2K neutrino experiment. Partially scholarship will be covered by funding from OPUS-2016/21/B/ST2/01092 project financed by National Science Center (NCN). The student is expected to complete his/her PhD degree thesis in elementary particle experimental physics during that time.

Thesis topic proposal

Dark matter: theoretical models, particle candidates and prospects of their experimental discovery

The Particle Theory Group led by Prof. Leszek Roszkowski invites applications for a 4- year PhD studentship at the National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ). The studentship is funded by National Science Centre (Narodowe Centrum Nauki, NCN) within the Maestro grant “Dark matter: theoretical models, particle candidates and prospects of their experimental discovery”.

Thesis topic proposal

Design, construct and test a prototype neutron detector

Helium-3 isotope is commonly used as detection medium in detectors applied for neutron detection in many fields of industry and physics. The world crisis of He-3 isotope is forcing for a research and development of other neutron detection methods. Recently, a multigrid gas detector based on boron coated blades has been developed at Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble as an alternative for commonly applied He-3 proportional counters in neutron scattering experiments. However, it may be considered to use this solution for other applications.

Thesis topic proposal

Study of the intrinsic 3D-structure of the proton at CERN

           The structure of strongly interacting particles, like nucleons and mesons, is provided by the theory of strong interactions – Quantum Chromo-Dynamics (QCD). In the framework of QCD the internal structure and properties of nucleons and mesons are determined by the interactions between their elementary constituents, quarks and gluons (commonly referred to as ‘partons’).