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Dr Gribakin’s research interests are in theoretical atomic physics and matter-antimatter interactions.

His main research interests are in various elementary atomic processes that arise in collisions between positrons and atoms or molecules (scattering, annihilation), electrons and positive ions (recombination), photons and atoms or negative ions (photoionisation and photodetachment), in particular for strong laser fields, as well as cold-atom collisions and many-body quantum chaos.

He also have an interest in the problem of positron-atom and positron-molecule binding and resonances, and in low-energy positronium scattering from atoms.

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Open to PhD applications in the field of 

  • Solar physics and cool star research
  • Positron interactions with atoms and molecules
  • Quantum chaos in many-electron atoms and multicharged ions
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Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

School of Mathematics and Pyhsics 

Research students

PhD title: Positron Interactions with Atoms

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


Alumni: where are they now?

Dr Andrew Swann

PhD title: Positronium Interactions with Atoms in Cavities

Years of Study: 2014 - 2017
Country: UK
Current position: Queen’s University Belfast, postdoctoral researcher

Dr Dermot Green

PhD title: Positron Annihilation with Core Electrons

Years of Study: 2008 - 2011
Country: UK
Current position: Queen’s University Belfast, EPSRC Fellow

Dr Chris Lee

PhD title: Positron Annihilation with Molecules

Years of Study: 2003 - 2006
Country: UK
Current position: 

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