3 Studentships in Algebraic Geometry and Number Theory

Closing Date: 

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 12:00

Applications are invited for up to three 3 year D.Phil. Studentship in Mathematics, funded by ERC grant 724638 GALOP `Galois Theory of Periods and Applications’ to work on projects in algebraic geometry and number theory under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, Professor Francis Brown.

The D.Phil. studentships will start on 1 October 2018, and will be based at the Mathematical Institute. The studentships are fully funded, and include a standard stipend of approximately £14,296, and College and University fees at the Home/EU rate, as applicable. The studentships are attached to St Cross College.

The proposed projects are in pure mathematics related to the grant `Galois Theory of Periods and Applications’, and cover topics including the theory of periods, motives, modular forms, homotopy groups, and moduli spaces. For those candidates who might be  interested, there are projects with potential applications to perturbative quantum field theory and string theory in high energy physics. No prior knowledge of physics would be strictly required.

Applications should be made online at

https://evision.ox.ac.uk/urd/sits.urd/run/siw_ipp_lgn.login?process=siw_... and should include a CV, covering letter, three references, and a transcript of previous degrees.  In the section of the application form “Departmental Studentship Applications” applicants will be asked whether they are applying for an advertised studentship. In this section please state “Yes” followed by “GALOP”. When selecting a college new candidates should select St Cross College.

Applications must arrive by noon on 19th January  2018. Please quote the project title “GALOP” in your covering letter. References can also be sent directly to Sandy Patel (e-mail graduate.studies@maths.ox.ac.uk) by the closing date.

For further details of the application process, please contact graduate.studies@maths.ox.ac.uk.