UK Nonlinear News, May 1996

Situations Vacant

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BRIMS; or Overseas

EC Alapedes Programme

It is expected that up to 8 postdoctoral or PhD positions will become available in October 1996 at the various nodes of ALAPEDES. (See the
article in this issue).

Because of the multidisciplinary nature of this Network, the positions will be attractive to candidates from a wide range of backgrounds in mathematics, computer science or engineering. Candidates should take note of the following restrictions imposed by the European Commission.

  • A candidates must be a national of a member state of the EC or of an associated state.
  • A candidate must not be a national of the state in which he or she takes up an appointment.

    To apply for a position, or to seek further information regarding ALAPEDES, please contact Geert-Jan Olsder, the Network Coordinator:
    Geert-Jan Olsder (
    Delft University of Technology
    Faculty of Technical Mathematics and Informatics, PO Box 5031, 2600 GA Delft, Holland
    Tel: +31 15 278 1912; Fax: +31 15 278 7209

  • Bath

    EPSRC Post-Doctoral Research Assistant

    Nonlinear Effects in the Folding of Rock

    We have just been awarded an EPSRC PDRA grant as part of the Applied Nonlinear Mathematics Initiative to study Nonlinear Effects in the Folding of Rock. This is a joint project between Prof. Chris Budd (
    Maths) and Prof. Giles Hunt (Mechanical Engineering).

    Anyone interested should contact Prof. Budd ( for details.

    University College, London

    Fluid Dynamics of Ocean Eddies

    Applications are invited for a 3-year Postdoctoral Fellowship to join the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics group at UCL and collaborate on a project modelling the generation of eddies in coastal currents and their subsequent propagation across oceans. The project will involve analytical modelling, state-of-the-art numerical techniques in collaboration with UCL Computer Science, and comparison with observational data. There will be the opportunity to spend time at Institutes doing related work.

    Experience in ocean dynamics and computation would be valuable. Salary will be based on the standard Research Council scale (starting salary from UKP18120 to UKP21982 depending on age and experience).

    Send a curriculum vitae and three reference letters to:
    Professor Ted Johnson (
    Department of Mathematics
    University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK.

    University College, London

    EC-HCM Post-Doctoral Fellowship

    The Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics and its Applications at UCL has a vacancy for a post-doctoral fellow, funded through the European Commission's Human Capital Mobility scheme (which is due to end very soon). Proposals are invited for research in any area broadly in line with existing fields of interest in the Centre.

    Applicants must be post-doctoral, and not from the UK, but from another country within the European Union. The fellowship will start in (approx) October, once the Commission has agreed the appointment, and run for 12 months. Note that signed forms must be with the Commission by 7th June, so rapid action is essential.

    Please send a C.V. and research outline to:
    Dr. Steven Bishop (
    UCL Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics and its Applications
    University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK.
    Telephone: (+44)-171-380-7729, Facsimile: (+44)-171-380-0986.


    Postdoctoral Research Assistantship in Applied Mathematics

    Micromixing and reaction in chaotic fluid flows

    Applications are invited for a three-year postdoctoral research assistantship funded by EPSRC and based in the Department of Theoretical Mechanics. The project is a collaboration with the Department of Chemical Engineering at UMIST, Manchester, and will involve developing models for micromixing and reaction in laminar flow, using ideas from modern dynamical systems theory, and applying them to flows of interest in chemical engineering.

    Applicants should hold, or expect to obtain in the near future, a PhD in Applied Mathematics or a related discipline. Experience in fluid mechanics, nonlinear dynamical systems or numerical methods is desirable.

    Salary will be within the Research Assistant range 14,317-21,519 pounds sterling per annum.

    Applications, which should consist of a curriculum vitae and details of two referees, should be made to: Dr Stephen M Cox, Department of Theoretical Mechanics, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD.

    There is no application form.

    Informal enquiries may be addressed to
    Dr Cox (
    tel: 0115 9513856, fax: 0115 9513837
    or to Dr E P L Roberts (
    tel: 0161 2008849 fax: 0161 2004399
    The closing date for applications is 31 May 1996.


    EPSRC Postdoctoral Research Assistant

    Relative Equilibria of Symmetric Hamiltonian Systems

    Applications are invited for a 3-year EPSRC funded postdoctoral research assistantship to work with Dr. R.M. Roberts (Warwick) and Dr. J.A. Montaldi (Nice) on "Relative Equilibria of Symmetric Hamiltonian Systems". The aims of the project include developing a bifurcation theory for relative equilibria and applying it to a number of mechanical systems of physical interest. Applicants should have, or shortly expect to receive, a PhD in a relevant area of mathematics. The post will be available from 1st September 1996.

    The appointment will be made on the RA 1A scale (14,317 - 21,519 pounds pa).

    Further particulars and an application form are available from the Personnel Office, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL (Tel: 01203 523627), quoting ref: 39/A/95 (please mark clearly on the envelope).

    For informal enquiries, contact
    Dr. R.M. Roberts (
    Department of Mathematics, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL

    Closing date for receipt of applications: 24th May 1996.

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