Vacancies in the School of Mathematics 

Chair in Mathematics

The School of Mathematics is seeking to appoint a Professor in mathematics or mathematical physics, to lead internationally outstanding research in an area of mathematics aligned with one or more of the following three institutes in the School of Mathematics: Pure Mathematics; Probability, Analysis and Dynamics; Mathematical Physics; to share in the academic leadership of one or more of these three institutes; to contribute to the teaching of mathematics at undergraduate and postgraduate level; to contribute to the academic leadership at School, Faculty and/or University level, as appropriate.

Closing date: The application deadline is 24 September 2021

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Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in Quantum Computing Theory

The post-holder(s) will perform cutting-edge academic research on the theory of quantum computation. Areas of particular interest include, but are not restricted to: quantum algorithms and their underpinning mathematics; verification/testing of quantum devices; architectures for quantum computers; applications of quantum computers; quantum computational complexity and Hamiltonian complexity; algorithms for simulation of quantum systems.

Closing date: The application deadline is 15 October 2021

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Research Associate

This position is funded by the EPSRC Fellowship “Coarse Geometry of Groups and Spaces” of Dr David Hume. The successful candidate will work with Dr Hume on aspects of this project and related mathematical research.

Coarse embeddings between metric spaces arise naturally in many disciplines, including group theory, topology, Lorentzian geometry and theoretical computer science. Despite this, there are very few techniques which provide obstructions to coarse embeddings. A monotone coarse invariant (MCI) is an invariant which behaves monotonically with respect to coarse embeddings – growth and asymptotic dimension are two classical examples of such invariants. In the last ten years, the number and diversity of MCIs has increased dramatically, with new MCIs inspired by techniques from combinatorics, analysis, topology, electrical network theory and neural networks. The goal of the project is to further develop these MCIs as tools to tackle key problems in geometric group theory, fractal geometry and beyond.

Closing date: The application deadline is 20 October 2021

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