ERC Fully-Funded Studentship

University of Bristol - School of Mathematics

The Project: The School of Mathematics at the University of Bristol invites applications for two PhD research positions to work on the £1.5m ERC Advanced Grant LogCorRM 'Log Correlations and Random Matrices' led by Prof Jon Keating.  Both positions are fully funded by an ERC grant and are available to start any time between April and September 2018 for a duration of 4 years.

The broad goal of the project is to explore the extreme value statistics of the characteristic polynomials of random matrices and of the Riemann zeta function in the context of the general theory of logarithmically correlated Gaussian fields.

The School of Mathematics is one of the leading centres for research and teaching in mathematical sciences in the UK, and offers a stimulating and friendly environment with first-rate facilities.

Research: The main responsibility of the successful candidate will be to carry out research related to the project goals as directed by their project supervisor. This will involve working with the research team and contributing to the overall scientific goals of LogCorRM, writing the results of research in a form that is appropriate for peer-reviewed scientific journals, writing technical reports and documents for the management committee and external advisory board, presenting research results at group meetings, management committee meetings, and scientific meetings. The successful candidates will also be expected to participate fully in the project’s data archiving and management strategy. The candidate will work on mathematical research connected to the project with a detailed programme to be agreed between the applicant and Prof Jon Keating at appointment. They will participate in the dissemination of their research by writing papers, giving seminars and attending scientific conferences or workshops.

How to apply:

Please make an online application for this project at http://bristol.ac.uk/maths/study/postgraduate/apply/ selecting Mathematics on the Programme Choice page. When prompted in the Funding and Research Details sections of the form specify that you wish to be considered 'ERC LogCorRM Advanced Grant’

Additional advice on how to complete your application can be found on our postgraduate advice page. http://bristol.ac.uk/maths/study/postgraduate/

Candidate requirements:  Applicants must have obtained, or be about to obtain, a First Class UK Honours degree, or the equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK. The School welcomes applications from both UK and EU students. Applicants should have interest in Mathematical Physics and/or Probability Theory.

Funding:  The studentships are fully funded by the ERC Advanced Grant for 4 years. This includes UK/EU tuition fees, research travel grant and a full stipend at the EPSRC DTA rate (£14,553 in 2017/18) for 4 years

Contacts:  Prof Jon Keating http://www.bristol.ac.uk/maths/people/jon-p-keating/index.html

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South West England