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Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology

Job Details:

Title:Fields, Strings, and Geometry
Position:Phd
Location:Surrey U.
Contact:Turner, Matthew
Closing Date:2021-02-01

Job Description:

The Department of Mathematics, within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, at the University of Surrey is inviting applications for PhD positions in the Fields, Strings and Geometry research group.

The members of the group have research interests across a variety of fields including but not limited to integrability in field and string theory, strong coupling dynamics of quantum field theories, geometric aspects of string theory and M-theory with applications to gauge theory, and geometric analysis. For full details about the group, please visit www.surrey.ac.uk/maths/research/groups/fsg/

The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic group with an excellent international reputation and a lively community of PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. The members of the group have extensive collaborations and links with other research institutions from around the globe.

As a PhD student in the Department of Mathematics you will work as part of a vibrant and supportive community of early career researchers who exchange ideas and collaborate with each other and the mathematical community. You will be extensively trained for a career as a professional mathematician, which will set you on the right track for a future in academia, industry or government.

During your PhD you will also receive a comprehensive training in transferable skills such as project management, communication and time management through our Faculty Graduate School. In addition, you will broaden your mathematical horizons by taking courses via national networks such as the national MAGIC consortia as well as our own in-house MSc programme.

For more information on the Mathematics PhD programme at Surrey, check out our website www.surrey.ac.uk/maths/study/pgr/index.htm.

Funding
The Faculty has a number of fully funded PhD studentships for UK and EU nationals who can demonstrate the appropriate residency requirements. These studentships will include the tuition fees and a tax-free stipend of about £15,000. The Department has also a few scholarships for partial funding for overseas fees. However, funding for overseas students is limited and overseas students are in encouraged to find suitable funding themselves.

Entry Requirements
Applicants should have a minimum of a first class honours degree in mathematics and the physical sciences. Preferably applicants will hold a MMath, MPhys or MSc degree.

Applications Process
Applicants should complete the on-line application form at https://www.surrey.ac.uk/postgraduate/mathematics-phd.

This application must be accompanied by all of the following:

  • Cover letter (one A4 page maximum)
  • CV including names of academic referees (two A4 pages maximum)
  • Personal statement including research interests and experience (one A4 page maximum)
  • Copy of certified transcript including expected or actual degree class (no page limit)

The position is open until filled.

Informal Enquiries
Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Mathematics PGR Director Dr Matthew Turner at maths-phd@surrey.ac.uk.

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