University of Southern Denmark, IMADA - Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

2377 18616Position ID: SDU-PHD [#18616, 21/62671]
Position Title: PhD Positions in Quantum Mathematics
Position Type: Fellowship or award
Position Location: Odense, 5230, Denmark [map]
Subject Area: Pure Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2021/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/10/14, listed until 2022/04/14)
Position Description:    

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Centre for Quantum Mathematics (QM) at Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (IMADA), University of Southern Denmark (SDU) invites applications for a number of three-year PhD positions with emphasis on pure mathematics. Targeted starting date for the positions is 1 August 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 15 December 2021.

There are several funding sources available at the centre, both from European and Danish sources, including the ERC-Synergy Grant “Recursive and Exact New Quantum Theory (ReNewQuantum)” with Corresponding PI and QM Director Professor Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen and the VILLUM Investigator grant “Mathematics of the open topological string” led by Professor Vivek Shende.

We are not permitted to directly contact your academic references under any circumstances, so please ensure that their letters have reached us by the deadline. The application requirements are detailed at the end of this advertisement.

Candidate Profile We are seeking highly motivated students interested in various areas of pure mathematics, e.g. algebra, algebraic geometry, differential geometry, algebraic topology, complex geometry, quantum topology, geometric analysis, operator algebra, number theory or mathematical physics, but also within the field of applications of pure mathematics in the study of biology, in particular macro-molecular folding and pure mathematics’ applications in big data analysis. Candidates with a strong pure mathematics or mathematical physics background are strongly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidates will be working closely with internationally renowned researchers at the SDU QM Centre. For the candidate funded by the ReNewQuantum project there will be the possibility to make shorter or longer research stays at one or more of the three partner institutions: University of Geneva (UNIGE), Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHES) and Institut de Physique Théorique (IPhT), CEA Saclay.

The successful candidates will be expected to have: • An MSc degree in pure mathematics and/or mathematical physics – to be obtained before 1 August 2022 (equivalent to a Danish Master's degree). • Excellent writing and oral skills in English and an ability to work independently.

Research environment The successful candidates will be affiliated with the QM Centre at IMADA, which is located at the Faculty of Science on the main campus in Odense, Denmark.

QM is newly established with the ambition to create a highly international and interdisciplinary group within a broad spectrum of pure mathematics and mathematical physics.

Odense is a fast-growing international community with an open Scandinavian culture, affordable housing and living costs.

Please see the full call and apply at the SDU website

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Contact: Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen & Vivek Shende
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Centre for Quantum Mathematics
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Southern Denmark
Campusvej 55
DK-5230 Odense
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