Umeå University, Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Position ID: 2216-PHDEPC [#19443]
Position Title: PhD position in Mathematics
Position Type: Other
Position Location: Umea, Vasterbottens Lan 901 03, Sweden [map]
Application Deadline: 2022/03/11 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/01/21, listed until 2022/03/11)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at Umeå University is advertising a PhD position in Mathematics. The position is fully funded for four years of doctoral studies. The deadline for application is March 11, 2022.

The successful applicant will study problems in extremal and probabilistic combinatorics, as part of Dr Victor Falgas-Ravry’s project Extremal problems for multicoloured graphs and locally dependent percolation, funded by the Swedish Research Council.

More specifically, the first part of the project will focus on hereditary properties of multicoloured graphs and their possible entropy spectra, with the aim of obtaining multicolour generalisations of the Alekseev—Bollobás—Thomason theorem. The second part of the project is concerned with locally dependent random graphs and with efforts to prove locally dependent analogues of the celebrated Harris—Kesten theorem. Topics tackled may include extremal problems for set families and hypercubes, extremal graph theory, hypergraph containers, Turán-type problems, random graphs, percolation theory, local lemmas, entropy methods and discrete probability.

The successful applicant will be expected to take part in (and contribute to) the life of the Discrete mathematics group. Discrete mathematics is one of the four main research areas at the Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, alongside Computational mathematics, Mathematical statistics, and Analysis & modelling.

Umeå offers excellent working and living conditions. The city is young and located right next to a large river. It is surrounded by forests and lakes and lies close by the sea. In the vicinity there are plenty of opportunities for both indoor and outdoor activities.

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