UK Nonlinear News, February 2001



Studentships


MSc in Data Analysis, Networks & Nonlinear Dynamics

University of York

The University of York is offering a new one-year graduate course in "Data Analysis, Networks & Nonlinear Dynamics". The main objective of this program is to provide students with a wide range of mathematical and computing skills for interpreting and handling data from complicated systems. These skills are in great demand in commerce, the public sector and information based industries. It is envisaged that some placements in industry will be available.

The course is due to begin in the next academic year (Oct 2001). Applications are invited from graduates of mathematics or subjects with a substantial mathematical component, such as physics, computer science or engineering.

Ten EPSRC studentships are available. Students from the UK with an upper second class or above are eligible; suitably qualified EU students from outside the UK are eligible for fees only.

For further details visit

http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/maths/gsp/msc/welcome.htm

or contact

The Graduate Admissions Secretary 
Department of Mathematics 
University of York 
York YO10 5DD 
Tel:(+)44(0)1904 433070 
e-mail: gah6@york.ac.uk

Source: Maurice Dodson (mmd1@york.ac.uk


PhD Studentship on a topical problem in nonlinear dynamics

Lancaster University

A 3-year EPSRC-funded PhD Studentship is available with immediate effect (and another from October 2001) in the Lancaster nonlinear group for research on a topical problem in nonlinear dynamics. Candidates should have at least a II (1) honours degree (or equivalent) in Physics or Mathematics and an interest in chaos and fluctuations in nonlinear dynamical systems. 

There will be extensive opportunities for international collaboration, travel, and vigorous scientific interaction within this lively interdisciplinary research group which is involved in cardiovascular dynamics and nonlinear optics as well as developments in fundamental theory. 

Details can be found on the nonlinear group web pages – 
http://www.lancs.ac.uk/users/physics/research/condmatt/lng/labpage2/index.html
 
Enquiries may be directed to: Professor P.V.E. McClintock 
(tel 01524-593073; e-mail: p.v.e.mcclintock@lancaster.ac.uk)
or Dr D.G. Luchinsky 
(tel 01524-65201 ext. 93079; e-mail d.luchinsky@lancaster.ac.uk).

Source: Peter McClintock


Mathematical Sciences Research Scholarship 

University of Surrey

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Surrey University has a scholarship for well-qualified applicants for PhD study in mathematics. The scholarship consists of a PhD studentship (home fees and a living allowance at EPSRC rates, currently about £7000 pa) topped up with an additional £2000 pa. There is a strong research group in Mathematics at Surrey which has an emphasis on dynamical systems, mathematical biology, nonlinear PDE and pattern formation. Further details on the research activity of the group and specific research projects can be found at http://www.maths.surrey.ac.uk/research/maths 

Students who are interested in starting postgraduate study in October 2001 are invited to apply. Enquiries about the scholarship may be made to 

Dr M. J. Nicol (tel: 01483-879638, email: M.Nicol@surrey.ac.uk). 

An application form together with a list of possible projects can be obtained from the 

Postgraduate Secretary, 
Dept of Mathematics and Statistics, 
University of Surrey, 
Guildford GU2 5XH (tel: 01483-876050, email: ma.pg@surrey.ac.uk). 

The closing date for applications is June 30th 2001. Applicants should be eligible for an EPSRC award. 

Areas of interest include: 

Source: Matthew J. Nicol


Joint Mathematics and Statistics award in Mathematical Biology

University of Surrey

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Surrey has a joint mathematics and statistics scholarship for a well-qualified PhD student in Mathematical Biology. The scholarship consists of a PhD studentship (home fees and a living allowance at EPSRC rates, currently about £7000 pa) topped up with an additional £2000 pa. The Department at Surrey has strong and expanding research groups with particular emphasis on dynamical systems, mathematical biology, nonlinear PDEs, pattern formation and statistical modelling. Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. M. A. Bees (M.Bees@surrey.ac.uk) or Dr. A. W. Ledford (A.Ledford@surrey.ac.uk). Most activities within the department can be explored at www.maths.surrey.ac.uk.

Title: Calibration, assessment and development of biomathematical population models

The majority of biomathematical models for describing the spatio-temporal fluctuations within animal populations are based on systems of differential equations, possibly involving delays. In many cases, a background understanding of the life-cycle of the species under study and the environment within which it lives may yield several plausible systems each of which may be considered a reasonable model a priori. In all cases these systems will involve unknown parameters.

The intention of this project will be to use novel statistical methodology to calibrate these competing models to observed population count data, and hence, to quantify how well these models are able to describe the observed animal population behaviour. The key statistical framework that will be exploited for estimating the unknown parameters is based on likelihoods, and will be likely to involve modern computational techniques such as Markov chain Monte Carlo. This form of model assessment will enable deficiencies in the proposed models to be identified and will thus motivate appropriate refinements which address these deficiencies.

The project would suit someone with strengths in applied mathematics and previous experience of mathematical statistics.

An application form can be obtained from the 

Postgraduate Secretary, 
Dept of Mathematics and Statistics, 
University of Surrey, 
Guildford GU2 7XH 
(tel: 01483-876050, email: ma.pg@surrey.ac.uk). 

Please quote the title of the project in your correspondence. The closing date for applications is June 30th 2001. Applicants should be eligible for an EPSRC award.

Source: Martin Bees (m.bees@surrey.ac.uk


Localised Buckling of Pipelines

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

University College London

Applications are invited for a three year PhD studentship (at EPSRC rates) to investigate the application of nonlinear dynamics techniques to the localized buckling of pipelines.

The project is to be jointly supervised by Dr Avril Blackmore of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Professor Michael Thompson of the Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics and its Applications (CNDA) at UCL. The CNDA has a strong record in the application of nonlinear dynamics techniques to spatial localization in structures.

Candidates with backgrounds in engineering or mathematical and physical sciences are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send a CV to

Dr Avril Blackmore 
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering 
University College London 
Gower Street London WC1E 6BT 
Tel: 020 7679 7851 
Fax: 020 7380 0986 
email: a.blackmore@ucl.ac.uk,

to whom informal enquiries may also be addressed.

Source: Avril Blackmore


Local Bifurcations with Global Reinjection

Department of Engineering Mathematics at the University of Bristol

We invite applications for the EPSRC funded PhD research project Local Bifurcations with Global Reinjection. This PhD project offers excellent training, inside a vibrant research group, in the modern theory of nonlinear dynamics and chaos, numerical methods for its study in practical systems, as well as the opportunity to work on a problem of relevence to optical communication technology.

The project will be supervised by Bernd Krauskopf and Alan R Champneys. The start date is 1 October 2001 (or close to this date) and the funding is for 3 years of full-time PhD research. In other words, the project is intended to lead to a PhD degree in the autumn of 2004.

If you are interested please visit the Project Website or send an informal email to Bernd Krauskopf at B.Krauskopf@bristol.ac.uk.

Please visit the Applied Nonlinear Mathematics Group's Website for information on a number of other exciting PhD projects that we offer.

Source: Bernd Krauskopf ( B.Krauskopf@bristol.ac.uk).


Mathematical Biology and Mathematical Medicine

School of Mathematical Sciences

University of Nottingham

The School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham, has available a number of studentships (including three funded by BBSRC) available for research leading to a PhD in the areas of Mathematical Biology and Mathematical Medicine.

For further detials contact the Postgraduate Admissions Officer (Dr R H Tew, richard.tew@nottingham.ac.uk, Tel: 0115 9513855), or visit the website http://www.maths.nottingham.ac.uk/vacancies/PhDStud.html

Source: Richard Tew (Richard.Tew@nottingham.ac.uk)


Dynamics and Quantum Mechanics of Systems with Symmetry and Applications to Atomic and Molecular Spectra

School of Mathematical Sciences

University of Nottingham

Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD studentship, to be held at the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Nottingham in the UK. As part of the EU network MASIE (Mechanics and Symmetry in Europe), the student will work with Stephen Creagh and Gregor Tanner. The research area is the dynamics and quantum mechanics of systems with symmetry and applications to atomic and molecular spectra.

The position is available from March 2001. The applicant should be a non-UK citizen of the European Union or of an Associated State. For further details or to apply contact

Dr Gregor Tanner 
email: gregor.tanner@nottingham.ac.uk 
phone: 44 115 951 3842 
fax: 44 115 951 3837
School of Mathematical Sciences 
University of Nottingham 
Nottingham NG7 2RD 
UK

Source: Mark Roberts (mark@maths.warwick.ac.uk


Research Studentship in Nonlinear Dynamics

Universities of Strathclyde and University of Glasgow

The project involves the application of modern ideas from off-equilibrium linearisation theory and non-parametric Bayesian statistics to the modelling of nonlinear dynamic systems from measured data. The project is a challenging and interdisciplinary one with major applications in industry. The successful applicant will join a vibrant and active interdisciplinary research group.

The project is a collaboration between researchers at the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow (http://www.icc.strath.ac.uk/~doug and http://www.mech.gla.ac.uk/Research/Control), within active research groups and programmes in nonlinear dynamics, system identification and control theory. The project is funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the posts carry competitive salaries/stipends, cover university fees (in the case of the PhD position) and offer research related travel. 

For further details, please contact 
Dr. Douglas Leith, 
Dept. of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, 
University of Strathclyde, 
50 George Street, 
Glasgow G1 1QE, U.K., 
Email. doug@eee.strath.ac.uk 

Source: Douglas Leith (doug@eee.strath.ac.uk)


Studentships in Mechanics and Symmetry

EC Research Training Network "Mechanics and Symmetry in Europe" (MASIE)

The EC Research Training Network "Mechanics and Symmetry in Europe" (MASIE) currently has a number of postgraduate studentships available for `young scientists' from the EC and Associated States. The Network includes research projects on the geometry, dynamics and numerics of symmetric Hamiltonian systems and on applications to atomic and molecular systems and to Hamiltonian PDEs and continuum mechanics. Further details about the Network and vacant positions can be found at: http://www.inln.cnrs.fr/~montaldi/MASIE/ 

Source: Mark Roberts (mark@maths.warwick.ac.uk


Postdoctoral Positions


Postdoctoral Research Associate: Skyrmions and Monopoles

Department of Mathematical Sciences 

University of Durham

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with Richard Ward and Wojtek Zakrzewski on an EPSRC-funded project: Skyrmions and Monopoles.

The project involves studying the classical statics and dynamics (and quantum corrections) of topological solitons in various nonlinear field theories in three spatial dimensions. The principal interest is in Skyrme-type sigma models, for target spaces SU(N) and S^2; and in their relation to Yang-Mills-Higgs monopoles. Various different techniques will be used to investigate the relevant partial differential equations, including `full' numerical simulation and more analytic approaches such as collective-coordinate descriptions. The emphasis throughout will be on the behaviour (dynamics) of the solitons, rather than on the computational aspects as such.

There is a active group of of researchers working in the area of topological solitons at Durham. The topological solitons subgroup is part of the Centre for Particle Theory, located in two Departments (Mathematical Sciences and Physics). A summary of the group's activities may be found on its web pages http://www.cpt.dur.ac.uk/ 

The post is for two years (extendable for a third year), starting 1st October 2001.

For informal enquiries please contact:

Prof R S Ward or Prof W J Zakrzewski 
Department of Mathematical Sciences, 
University of Durham, 
South Road, 
Durham DH1 3LE U.K. 
Tel: +(44) 191 - 3742378 (RSW) or +(44) 191 - 3742382 (WJZ) 
Fax: +(44) 191 - 3747388 
e-mails: Richard.Ward@durham.ac.uk and W.J.Zakrzewski@durham.ac.uk 

Please include a short statement of your own research interests and plans with your application form.

The closing date is Friday 23rd February 2001. Please quote reference number A1183 on all correspondence.

Further details and an application form are available on the website (www.dur.ac.uk/Personnel/vacancies/), or by contacting the 

Director of Personnel, 
University of Durham, 
Old Shire Hall, 
Durham DH1 3HP 
(tel: 0191 374 7258; fax: 0191 374 7253 or e-mail Acad.Recruit@durham.ac.uk

Source: Richard Ward (Richard.Ward@durham.ac.uk


Four Postdoctoral Postions in Applied Mathematics and Numerical Analysis

Department of Mathematics

Bristol University

Four vacancies for post-doctoral research assistants exist in the Applied Mathematics and Numerical Analysis Group of the Department of Mathematics, Bristol University, on the following topics:

All of these positions involve both numerical and analytical study. More details may be obtained from 
www.maths.bris.ac.uk/~amnag
 

Source: Howell Peregrine (D.H.Peregrine@bristol.ac.uk


Postdoctoral Position: Statistical Population Dynamics of Respiratory Childhood Diseases

Department of Statistics

University of Warwick

Working on the above EPSRC-funded project, research will focus on the  estimation and further development of a stochastic model explaining the  observed spatio-temporal dynamics of measles and other childhood diseases.  The primary objective is to establish Monte Carlo Markov chain estimation  methods as well as modern time series state space methods. These can then be  used for the testing of scientific hypotheses about the nature of the  spatial coupling and the interaction between host populations. The project  will involve collaboration with statisticians and mathematicians at the  University of Warwick and epidemiologists at the University of Cambridge.   

You should hold a Ph.D. in a numerate discipline, and ideally have  experience in two, or more, of the following:  mathematical models in epidemiology, state space methods in time series  analysis, Monte Carlo Markov chain methods,  programming (C), stochastic modelling.   Salary: RA1A scale, starting salary £ 18,731 p.a. for 1 1/2 years. Starting  date ideally April 2001.  

Informal enquires can be made to 

Dr Barbel Finkenstadt, 
email tsbe@csv.warwick.ac.uk
tel 024 76 572580   

Application forms and further particulars can be obtained from the 

Personnel  Office, 
University of Warwick, 
Coventry CV4 7AL. 
Telephone: 024 7652 3627  

and from jobs.ac.uk/jobfiles/AC1015.html

Please quote reference 26/R/00. Closing date for applications is 23 February  2001.  

Email: recruit@admin.warwick.ac.uk  

The job advertisement can be found at  http://www.warwick.ac.uk/jobs/  

Further particulars are at  http://www.warwick.ac.uk/services/publicity/Jobs/further/FP650.html 

Source: Barbel Finkenstadt (stsbe@csv.warwick.ac.uk


Postdoctoral Fellowship: Modelling of Nonlinear Dynamic Systems from Measured Data

University of Strathclyde & University of Glasgow

The project involves the application of modern ideas from off-equilibrium linearisation theory and non-parametric Bayesian statistics to the modelling of nonlinear dynamic systems from measured data. The project is a challenging and interdisciplinary one with major applications in industry. The successful applicant will join a vibrant and active interdisciplinary research group.

The project is a collaboration between researchers at the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow (http://www.icc.strath.ac.uk/~doug and http://www.mech.gla.ac.uk/Research/Control), within active research groups and programmes in nonlinear dynamics, system identification and control theory. The project is funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the posts carry competitive salaries/stipends, cover university fees (in the case of the PhD position) and offer research related travel. 

For further details, please contact 

Dr. Douglas Leith, 
Dept. of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, 
University of Strathclyde, 
50 George Street, 
Glasgow G1 1QE, U.K., 
Email. doug@eee.strath.ac.uk

Source: Douglas Leith (doug@eee.strath.ac.uk)


Postdoctoral Research Associateship: Large Occasional Fluctuations, Stochastic Dynamics, and the Nonlinear Optimal Control of Chaotic Systems

Lancaster University

The award of a major new research grant by EPSRC (``Lancaster Centre for Fluctuational Dynamics'', £554,580 during 2001--2005) has resulted in the above opportunity. Applications are invited for the position of EPSRC Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on large occasional fluctuations, stochastic dynamics, and the nonlinear optimal control of chaotic systems. Candidates must have completed a PhD in either Physics or Mathematics and should have prior experience of some of the following topics and techniques: nonlinear oscillators; coupled oscillators; numerical simulation of stochastic differential equations; analogue electronic modelling; Hamiltonian fluctuation theory; optimal paths; deterministic chaos. Strong analytical skills will be an advantage. The appointment is for 3 years, on the RA-1A scale (£16775–25213, according to qualifications and experience). Further particulars and application forms may be obtained, quoting Ref. A445, from: 

Personnel Services, 
Bowland College Annexe, 
Lancaster University, 
Lancaster LA1 4YA; 

or from 

personnel@lancaster.ac.uk 

The closing date for applications is 1 March 2001.

There will be extensive opportunities for international collaboration, travel, and vigorous scientific interaction within this lively interdisciplinary research group which is involved in cardiovascular dynamics and nonlinear optics as well as developments in fundamental theory. Details can be found on the nonlinear group web pages – 
http://www.lancs.ac.uk/users/physics/research/condmatt/lng/labpage2/index.html 

Enquiries may be directed to: 
Professor P.V.E. McClintock 
(tel 01524-593073; e-mail: p.v.e.mcclintock@lancaster.ac.uk); 
or Dr D.G. Luchinsky 
(tel 01524-65201 ext. 93079; e-mail d.luchinsky@lancaster.ac.uk).

Source: Peter McClintock (p.v.e.mcclintock@lancaster.ac.uk)


Postdoctoral Fellowship: Nonlinear Dynamics

Department of Mathematics and Computing Science

University of Groningen

The Netherlands

The research group Dynamical Systems of the Department of Mathematics and Computing Science of Groningen University has a vacancy for a 2 year postdoctoral fellowship. The appointment should start as soon as possible.  Generals research interests of the group are: bifurcation theory (e.g. resonances), KAM theory, applications. The salary, depending on the experience of the candidate, roughly is between $2000 and $4000 per month.  For more information see the URL below, or contact:

Prof.dr H.W. Broer 
University of Groningen 
Department of Mathematics  and Computing Science 
P.O. Box 800 9700 AV 
Groningen 
The Netherlands 
Telephone: +31 50 3633939 (secretary)  +31 50 3633959 (extension)  +31 50 3633800 (telefax)  +31 50 3141354 (home) 
Email: broer@math.rug.nl 
URL: http://www.math.rug.nl/~broer

Source: Henk Broer (broer@math.rug.nl)


Postdoctoral Positions: Nonlinear Dynamics

Nonlinear Dynamics Section

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

We have two vacancies both for postdoctoral positions in our Nonlinear Dynamics group. At present the support money is in place. We would like someone who could start spring or summer 2001 if possible.

We are looking for both experimental or theoretical people.

We prefer an experimenter who could become involved with nonlinear circuit work (among other things). This does not require knowledge of circuits, but rather good experimental experience and a willingness to learn to work with various nonlinear circuits. Of course, a good knowledge of nonlinear theory is a big plus.

We would also like a theorist who can work well with experimentalists and likes applied problems, yet knows the theory enough to be able to abstract the important dynamics issues and develop new ideas. A knowledge of time series analysis is even better, either traditional methods (e.g. ARMA) or newer, embedding approaches. A willingness to learn more and extend the time series field is essential.

Work will center around two areas. One is the use of circuit and signal processing techniques to improve communications in broad band applications. The other is to use knowledge of structural dynamics along with input from many measurement probes (several time series) to determine the dynamical state and, eventually, health of a mechanical structure. The focus of either area is flexible and we welcome creative ideas and approaches.

For all candidates we must say up front that ivory-tower types are out. We can't have anyone who likes to work alone or hates data and experiments.

Some more information is available on our (forever under construction) web site: http://code6343.nrl.navy.mil 

Applicants should contact Lou Pecora or Tom Carroll (see information below) as soon as possible. The procedure requires a short proposal to be written along with some paperwork. All that would have to be in before a spring or summer 2001 deadline.

If you know of someone somewhere else, we would be happy to contact him/her. Let us know.

Please Note: The applicant must be a US citizen or a permanent resident. The applicant must complete his/her PhD. before starting the postdoctoral position. There are no exceptions and those rulings are out of our control.

For more information contact:

Louis M. Pecora 
Code 6340 
Naval Research Laboratory 
Washington DC 20375 
USA 
Phone: +202-767-6002 
FAX: +202-767-1697 
email: pecora@zoltar.nrl.navy.mil 

Tom Carroll 
Code 6345 
Naval Research Laboratory 
Washington DC 20375 
USA 
Phone: +202-767-6242 
FAX: +202-767-1697 
email: carroll@zoltar.nrl.navy.mil

Source: Louis Pecora (pecora@zoltar.nrl.navy.mil )


Postdoctoral Position: Applied Dynamical Systems involving Symmetry

Department of Mathematics

University of Houston, USA

The Department of Mathematics of the University of Houston expects to have a one-year postdoctoral position, beginning August 2001, in the field of Applied Dynamical Systems specializing in applications involving symmetry. The dynamics group consists of Michael Field, Martin Golubitsky, and Andrew Torok. This position will include one course per semester teaching. Every attempt will be made to secure funding lengthening this position to a two-year one.

Applicants should send a curriculum vita and a description of research interests, and should arrange for 2-3 letters of reference to be sent to:

Martin Golubitsky 
Department of Mathematics 
University of Houston 
Houston, 
TX 77204-3476
e-mail: mg@uh.edu 
phone: 713-743-3490 
fax: 713-743-3505

Full consideration will be given to those applications received by February 15, 2001; however, all applications will be given consideration until the available position is filled. Electronic applications are encouraged.

Source: Peter Ashwin (P.Ashwin@ex.ac.uk


Postdoctoral Fellowships: Nonlinear Dynamics in Extended Sytems/Nonlinear Waves.

Institute for Theoretical Physics

State University of Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Applicants should have a strong basis in mathematics and phyics. Candidates working in applied nonlinear dymanics, with emphais in geophysical applications are equally wellcome. In case of doubt about the suitability of a formal application, please contact Roberto A. Kraenkel.

We expect to have one or two positions available. The fellowship is for one year (renewable, depending on cadidate's performance). The beginning of the fellowship is negotiable.

Applicants should send a CV and two letters of recommendation to:

Roberto A. Kraenkel
IFT-UNESP
R. Pamplona 145
01405-900 Sao Paulo BRAZIL.

There are no special forms for applying. Please do not forget to provide us with your e-mail and address. E-mail applications are wellcome , and should be sent to kraenkel@ift.unesp.br.

A first selection will take place by end of March, 2001. The CV of the selected candidate will be submitted to the science funding agency of the State of Sao Paulo (FAPESP), which will take the final decision of awarding or not a fellowship. The present monthly value of the fellowship is R$ 2860.00, corresponding to approximately US$ 1400.00. Travel expenses are not covered.

For informations about IFT-UNESP, please look at http://www.ift.unesp.br/English.

Deadline for applications is March 15, 2001.

Source: Roberto A. Kraenkel


Two Postdoctoral Positions: Nonlinear Dynamics and Synchronization in Ecological and Biological Systems

Tel Aviv University

We seek Two Postdoctoral Fellows or PhD students with mathematical backgrounds and a strong interest in modelling ecological/biological systems.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and statement of research interests to Lewi Stone, Biomathematics Unit, Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv 69978, Israel OR email: lewi@lanina.tau.ac.il.

Source: Lewi Stone ( lewi@lanina.tau.ac.il).


Postdoctoral Fellowship: Classical Mechanics/Geometric Mechanics

Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics

University of Padova, Italy

Position:

Requisites:

Research:
The position is offered to perform researches in Classical Mechanics, specifically on

  1. the integrability of non-holonomic systems, and
  2. the study of small perturbations of these systems.
This is a new research field. The research is part of the MASIE Project. The research is coordinated by F. Fasso`. Interactions with Professor Tudor Ratiu (EPF, Lausanne) and Professor Richard Cushman (Utrecht University) are encouraged. Ideally, the research should combine geometrical ideas and techniques about the integrability of differential equations (e.g. geometry of fibrations by invariant tori, systems with symmetries) and more analytical ideas and techniques from classical perturbation theory.

In Padova, the postdoc will join a small but active research group with interests and expertise in various branches of Classical Mechanics (Hamiltonian Mechanics, KAM theory, Celestial Mechanics, Applications).

Interested candidates should contact

F. Fasso`
Universita` di Padova
Dipartimento di Matematica Pura e Applicata
Via Belzoni, 7
35131 Padova, Italy

preferably by email ( fasso@math.unipd.it).


Postdoctoral Positions in Optimization

Department of Combinatorics and Optimization

University of Waterloo, Canada

Applications are invited for postdoctoral positions in optimization. Positions can be of one, two, or three years duration. A Ph.D. and proven ability, or the potential, for excellent research is required. Successful candidates will be joining a group of more than twenty faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students in optimization. The faculty members are: Michael Best, Joseph Cheriyan, Bill Cunningham, Jim Geelen, Bertrand Guenin, Adrian Lewis, Levent Tuncel, and Henry Wolkowicz. Candidates in all areas of continuous and discrete optimization will be considered. Candidates in areas close to faculty members' research areas are especially encouraged to apply.

More about Department activities, including research interests of faculty, can be found on the web:
http://www.math.uwaterloo.ca/CandO_Dept/homepage.html

Appointments are expected to begin in summer 2001, but other starting dates can be arranged.

Interested individuals should send a curriculum vita, up to 3 selected reprints/preprints, and the names of three references to:

Professor Bill Cunningham, Chair
Optimization PDFs
Department of Combinatorics and Optimization
Faculty of Mathematics
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1

e-mail: combopt@math.uwaterloo.ca
phone: (519) 888-4566 x3482
fax: (519) 725-5441
web: http://www.math.uwaterloo.ca/CandO_Dept/homepage.html

Applications will be considered as they are received. Closing date for receipt of applications is March 15, 2001.

Source: Henry Wolkowicz ( hwolkowi@orion2.math.uwaterloo.ca)


Postdoctoral Postions in Mechanics and Symmetry

Mechanics and Symmetry in Europe (MASIE)

The EC Research Training Network "Mechanics and Symmetry in Europe" (MASIE) currently has a number of postdoctoral fellowships available for `young scientists' from the EC and Associated States. The Network includes research projects on the geometry, dynamics and numerics of symmetric Hamiltonian systems and on applications to atomic and molecular systems and to Hamiltonian PDEs and continuum mechanics. Further details about the Network and vacant positions can be found at: http://www.inln.cnrs.fr/~montaldi/MASIE/ 

Source: Mark Roberts (mark@maths.warwick.ac.uk

 


Lectureships


One Year Temporary Lecturer in Nonlinear Dynamics

Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics and its Applications

University College London

Owing to the award of a Medical Research Council Cross-Disciplinary grant to Prof. J. Stark, the Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics and its Applications, University College London (UCL) is urgently seeking to fill a temporary replacement lectureship for one year, starting as soon as possible.

Applicants should have a strong research record in any area of applied nonlinear dynamics, though those interested in environmental or engineering applications would be particularly welcome.

The appointment can be at up to spine point 15 on the Lectureship scale, which currently corresponds to a salary of £29356 including London allowance. Anyone interested should contact Prof. J. Stark (j.stark@ucl.ac.uk), Prof. JMT Thompson (jmtt@ucl.ac.uk) or Prof. SR Bishop (s.bishop@ucl.ac.uk) as soon as possible. The closing date for applications is 19th February 2001.

Further information about the Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics and its Applications, University College London can be found at www.ucl.ac.uk/CNDA

Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics and its Applications, 
University College London, 
Gower Street, 
London, 
WC1E 6BT, UK, 
Tel. +44-(0)20-7679-2710, 
Fax: +44-(0)20-7380-0986.

Source: Jaroslav Stark (j.stark@ucl.ac.uk


Lectureship in Applied Mathematics

Bristol University

Following the appointment of Professor Stephen Wiggins to a Chair in Applied Mathematics, the University invites applications for one or more Lectureships in Applied Mathematics from candidates that are actively engaged in research in applied mathematics, including scientific computation and numerical analysis. Applicants should be active researchers of international excellence. Preference may be given to people with research interests related to those or Professor Wiggins, however, all areas of applied mathematics will be considered. Appointments may be made on either of the Lecturer A and B scales. See links from www.maths.bris.ac.uk for further details.

Source: Howell Peregrine (D.H.Peregrine@bristol.ac.uk


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