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Deadline: 2013-07-15
Location: Erlangen, Germany

PhD position in quantum gravity, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

A PhD position is available in the research group “Conceptual questions of quantum gravity and mathematical structures in three-dimensional gravity” in the Department of Mathematics, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. The position is a three-year position funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and does not carry any teaching duties.

The research group is part of the Algebra and Geometry Division, the Emmy-Noether Centre for Representation Theory and has close ties with the quantum gravity group in the physics department. In particular, it is part of the interdisciplinary Emerging Fields Project “Quantum Geometry”.

Applicants must have a European master degree in mathematics or physics or equivalent. They should be strongly motivated to work at the interface of mathematics and physics on topics related to quantum gravity, quantum geometry and representation theory. Applicants with a physics degree must demonstrate an excellent mathematics background.

Applicants should send the following documents by email to catherine.meusburger@math.uni-erlangen.de:

– Letter of motivation
– Curriculum Vitae
– List of courses taken, including marks
– Summary of their Master thesis
– Contact details of two referees .

The deadline for applications is July 15 2013, but applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Further information can be obtained from the group’s website http://www.algeo.math.uni-erlangen.de/meusburger or by contacting catherine.meusburger@math.uni-erlangen.de.