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Deadline: 2016-03-06
Location: Stavanger, Norway

PhD positions in theoretical physics/mathematics,University of Stavanger, Norway

The University of Stavanger invites applications for doctorate scholarships at the Faculty of Technology and Natural Science in the Department of Mathematics and Natural Science with deadline March 6, 2016.

There are two positions available:

1. PhD position in mathematics within the area of differential geometry/pseudo-Riemannian geometry, and is part of the project “Pseudo-Riemannian Geometry and polynomial curvature invariants: Classification, Characterisation and Applications”.
Candidates with knowledge within one or several of the following areas are preferred: pseudo-Riemannian geometry, Lie group theory, mathematical relativity, invariant theory or holonomy.

2. PhD position in physics/mathematics within the area of Theoretical Particle Physics/Theoretical Cosmology/Algebraic Geometry.
The topic of the fellowship research project will be within a broad subject area, spanning (not prioritized):
1 Theoretical particle physics, in particular CERN-related theory, heavy-ion collisions
2 Astro-particle physics and physics of the early Universe
3 Theoretical Cosmology and non-Standard Cosmological models
4 Mathematical physics in the context of relativity and string theory
5 Algebraic Geometry

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