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Overview of Centre

Non-equilibrium processes underpin many challenging problems across the natural sciences. 

The objectives of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Non-Equilibrium Systems (CANES) are to train a new generation of researchers in cross-disciplinary approaches to non-equilibrium systems and develop deeper insights into non-equilibrium processes  focusing on the three key strands of theoretical modelling, simulation and data-driven analysis. 

CANES Key Strands

The ultimate goal is to address interdisciplinary challenges: How do we characterize, design and grow materials, and devices, with novel properties out of equilibrium? How do we control and exploit the stochastic processes inherent to biological systems? Can we use inference and information assimilation approaches from physics and biology to monitor and evaluate the state and direction of non-equilibrium environmental systems? 

CANES 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.  

Each year the centre will offer 10 fully-funded 4-year PhD studentships at King's College London.  CANES Studentships covers course fees, a stipend for living expenses (ca £16,000 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.
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