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Dr Sarri works on developing and using ultra-intense lasers to generate exotic states of matter and study their unique properties. In particular, he works on the next generation of ultra-compact particle accelerators, laboratory astrophysics(reproducing, in the labroatory, conditions found close to black-holes and massive stars), generation of high-quality x-ray, gamma-ray, and positron sources, and high-field quantum electrodynamics.

He is a member of European programmes ELI, EuPRAXIA, ALEGRO, PWASC, EuroNNAC, ARIES.

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Open to PhD applications in the field of 

  • Laser and plasma physics
  • Particle acceleration and applications
  • Laboratory astrophysics
  • High-field quantum electrodynamics both from an experimental and theoretical point of view
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Research students

PhD title:

Name: Cormac Rafferty
Years of Study: 2017 - 2020
Country: UK

PhD title:

Name: Ryan Kavanagh
Years of Study: 2016 - 2020
Country: Spain


PhD title: 

Name: David Bailie
Years of Study: 2016 - 2019
Country: UK

Alumni: where are they now?

 Dr. Darragh Corvan

PhD title:

Years of Study: 2013 - 2016
Country: UK
Current position: Principle in high-school

Dr. Tom Dzelzainis

PhD title:

Years of Study: 2015 - 2016
Country: UK
Current position: Lead-scientist in industrial R&D

Dr. Ahmed Sharba

PhD title:

Years of Study: 2014 - 2017
Country: Iraq
Current position: Professor at Babylon University (Iraq)

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