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Six out of twenty four new PhD positions in Mathematics for VU

28 May 2021
The board of NWO Domain Science has awarded 24 applications for PhD positions within the mathematics clusters. Six of these awards are for Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, which means that VU has secured the most positions of all universities.

The topics range from research into diophantine equations, deconstructing algebraic structures, simulations of fluid flows with quality guarantees and positive stochastic partial differential equations. The research will be carried out by PhD students who are supervised by experienced mathematicians.

The following six VU proposals have been approved:         

  • Formalizing Diophantine algorithms, proposed by Sander Dahmen
  • Computing syntomic regulators for curves and surfaces, proposed by Rob de Jeu
  • Spatio-temporal canards and delayed bifurcations in continuous neurobiological networks, proposed by Daniele Avitabile
  • Fully 3D periodic motions in the forced Navier-Stokes equations, proposed by Jan Bouwe van den Berg
  • Control of maximal growth rate by single-celled organisms, proposed by Bob Planqué
  • Semiparametric theory for Bayesian inverse problems, proposed by Harry van Zanten

About the call mathematics clusters PhD positions
There is 4 million Euros available for innovative research within one or more of the four mathematics clusters: DIAMANT, GQT, NDNS+ and STAR. The proposed research should fall within one or more of the themes defined in the 2019-2029 research roadmaps of DIAMANT, GQT, NDNS+ or STAR. It should also be relevant to one or more of the seven focus areas of mathematics, as described in the sector plan. The aim is to give an extra boost to the pooling of resources of Mathematics in the Netherlands and to its international position. The purpose of this call is to create additional PhD positions in mathematics. Read more about all 24 awarded PhD positions.