Arithmetic Geometry and Quantum Field theory Studentship

Closing Date: 

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 12:00


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

The D.Phil. studentship will start on 1 October 2017, and will be based at the Mathematical Institute. The studentship is fully funded, and includes a standard stipend of approximately £14,296, and College and University fees at either the Home/EU rate or the Overseas rate, as applicable. The studentship is attached to St Cross College.

The proposed project is to study the number theory and algebraic geometry of certain Feynman integrals arising in perturbative quantum field theory. These form the basis of predictions in particle collider experiments and are very active area of research in both high energy physics and pure mathematics.

Applications should be made online at 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 28th April 2017. Please quote the project title “GALOP” in your covering letter. References can also be sent directly to Sandy Patel (e-mail by the closing date.

For further details of the application process, please contact