PhD student position in mathematical relativity at Brock University, St. Catharines, Canada

More info:  external link
Deadline:  2022-05-11

Location:  St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Prof. Barak Shoshany is creating a new research group at Brock University, focused on theoretical, mathematical, and computational relativity. More information about the group’s research areas can be found in the attached link.

The chosen PhD candidate will perform cutting-edge research towards understanding the nature of time and causality through causality violations, under Prof. Shoshany’s close supervision and guidance. There are many possible directions of investigation, and the student will be free to work on whatever interests them the most.

Requirements for this position include:
1. Prior knowledge of general relativity, as demonstrated by successfully completing an advanced course or (preferably) a research project in this field.
2. Mastery of the relevant mathematics, including differential geometry, topology, and differential equations, as demonstrated by successfully completing advanced courses in these fields.
3. A completed or soon-to-be-completed BSc degree in mathematics, physics, or (preferably) a combined mathematics and physics program, with a minimum 85% grade average.
4. Experience using Wolfram Mathematica will be an asset.

Students will start in the MSc program and transfer directly to the PhD program after one year, unless they already have an MSc degree and/or significant prior research experience in a relevant field.

To apply, please email your latest CV and grade transcripts to Prof. Shoshany at bshoshany[AT]brocku.ca. In your email, please explain why you are interested in this position, and what specific skills and experience you have that make you a good candidate for it.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, until this ad is taken down. The starting date is flexible. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide 2 confidential reference letters.

The group is expected to have one other graduate student, and a few undergraduates. It’s a small group, but very supportive, friendly, and relaxed. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

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