PhD international awards in Zero Dimensional Symmetry in Australia

  • Phd
  • Tuition fees + $28,597 p.a.
  • 30 November 2021

Symmetry is a fundamental organising principle in mathematics and human endeavour. This project aims to advance our knowledge of zero-dimensional symmetry, a frontier in symmetry research, by developing new theoretical and computational tools.

Specifically, this project aims to advance the understanding of closed vertex-transitive groups acting on trees towards a classification using finite combinatorial structures and an implementation thereof. Potential research directions include the study of k-closed groups acting on trees, the Weiss conjecture, self-similar groups, and the development of computational tools.

Eligibility

Essential qualifications:

  • Masters or First Class Honours in mathematics, or equivalent Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

Demonstrated skills required:

  • Organisational and time management skills,
  • Problem solving ability and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively

Desirable qualifications:

  • Demonstrated skills in (topological) group theory, computational algebra, graph theory and combinatorics.
  • Programming skills

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Benefits

An ARC PhD stipend at the 2021 indexed rate of $28,597 p.a. is available for up to 3.5 years. A tuition fee waiver is available for 4 years. The stipend also includes up to $1,500 relocation allowance and Overseas Student Health Cover at single rate, for an international candidate. The scholarship will be offered to the successful candidate subject to the grant/funding being fully established

Application

Interested applicants should send an email expressing their interest along with scanned copies of their academic transcripts, CV, a brief statement of their research interests and a proposal that specifically links them to the research project.

Please send the email expressing interest to Stephan.Tornier@newcastle.edu.au by 5pm on 30 November 2021.

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