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PhD Position in Combinatorics, Mathematics – UvA, Netherlands 2022

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The Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics (KdVI) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) invites you to apply for a PhD position – Netherlands 2022

Project entitled “Counting colorings using complex dynamics”

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General Info

Position: PhD
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply:
Joining Date: Sept 01, 2022
Contract Period: 4 years
Salary: €2395 to €3061 gross salary per month

Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics (KdVI)
University of Amsterdam (UvA)
Amsterdam The Netherlands

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Qualification Details

  • You will perform research on the project 'Counting colorings using complex dynamics';
  • You will be part of the discrete mathematics group with its senior and junior members;
  • You will contribute to educational programmes at the University of Amsterdam.

In addition, you have:

  • A Master’s degree in mathematics (to be completed before the start of the project);
  • A strong interest in graph polynomials, algorithms, or complex dynamics, and;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English.

Experience in teaching is a plus.

Responsibilities/Job Description

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated applicant with a good background in graph theory, theoretical computer science or complex dynamical systems. In particular, some knowledge of graph polynomials and partition functions will be appreciated.  The project is centered around determining the location of the complex zeros of the partition function of the Potts model on bounded degree graphs using techniques from complex dynamical system, combinatorics and statistical physics.

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Documents Required

If you feel the profile fits you, and you are interested in the job, we look forward to receiving your letter and CV. You can apply online via the link below. We will accept applications until 3 January 2022.

About the Department

The Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics (KdVI) is the mathematics research institute at the University of Amsterdam. We conduct world-class research in the fields of Algebra, Geometry and Mathematical Physics; Pure, Applied and Numerical Analysis; Discrete Mathematics and Quantum Information; and Stochastics. A smaller portion of our research is directed at teaching (focus area blended learning) or history of mathematics. We are involved with various national and international research collaborations. In addition, we also provide the lecturers and instructors for the mathematics teaching within the Science faculty and within the national programme Mastermath. The institute has about 30 faculty members and 40 postdocs and PhD students.

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About the Employer: University of Amsterdam (UvA)

Note or Other details

The first round of application interviews will take place on 19 January 2022.

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Contact details

If you have any questions about the position, please contact (during office hours):

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