Physics Postdoc in the Mathematics of Innovation

London Institute for Mathematical Sciences

£40,000/year, for up to two years, starting as soon as possible

Supervised by Dr Thomas Fink


Candidates should have a PhD in physics or mathematics with experience in statistical physics or discrete mathematics, and send a CV to


Innovation is to organizations what evolution is to organisms: it is how organisations adapt to changes in the environment and improve. Yet despite steady advances in our understanding of evolution, what drives innovation remains elusive. New mathematical models based on component recombination can help us gain fundamental insight into how organizations and technologies develop. Funded by the BCG Henderson Institute, this postdoc will focus on basic research into the mathematical structure of innovation and its applications.

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London Institute

The London Institute for Mathematical Sciences is a private research centre for theoretical physics and mathematics. It gives scientists the freedom and support to do what they do best: make fundamental discoveries. The Institute is made up of full-time and part-time Fellows, full-time Postdocs and Visiting Scientists and occupies a five-floor building in Mayfair in the heart of London.

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