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Limits of geometries over the p-adic numbers

Applications are invited for a PhD fellowship/scholarship at Graduate School of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark, within the Mathematics programme. The position is available from August 2023 or later.

Limits of geometries over the p-adic numbers

Research area and project description:
The PhD student will carry out research within geometric group theory, as part of a Villum Young Investigator-funded project with a focus on limits of geometries over the p-adic numbers and will be supervised by Corina Ciobotaru.

The project will study geometric transitions of p-adic geometric structures, will combine techniques from metric geometry, Lie groups, Bruhat-Tits buildings, symmetric spaces, and will find applications to the representation theory of p-adic Lie groups.

The appointment is for three, or four, years with some teaching duties, and the opportunity of a four-months research stay abroad. The starting date is August 1, 2023. We provide a competitive salary and very good working conditions.

The Department of Mathematics at Aarhus University has very active and vibrant research groups closely related to the project, and a substantial number of advanced courses, weekly research seminars, and conferences on diverse topics.

Aarhus offers excellent working and living conditions. The city is located right next to the sea, and it is surrounded by forests. In the vicinity there are plenty of opportunities for both indoor and outdoor activities.

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Qualifications and specific competences:
To fulfil the general PhD entry requirements, before the starting date of the PhD position, the applicant must have qualifications equivalent to:

  1. either the first year of Master’s degree in Mathematics for a 4-years PhD position, 
  2. or a completed Master’s degree in Mathematics for a 3-years PhD position. 

Anyone with good background in geometric group theory, or geometry and algebra is strongly encouraged to apply. Applications from female students will be highly welcome.

Please, clearly specify in your cover letter if you apply for a 3-years or 4-years PhD position.

Place of employment and place of work:
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Institut for Matematik

Aarhus Universitet, Ny Munkegade 118, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. 

Applicants seeking further information for this project are invited to contact: Assistant Professor Corina-Gabriela Ciobotaru, cociobotaru@aias.au.dk.   

How to apply:

For information about application requirements and mandatory attachments, please see the Application guide. Please read the Application guide thoroughly before applying.

When ready to apply, go to https://phd.nat.au.dk/for-applicants/apply-here/ (Note, the online application system opens 1 March 2023)

  1. Choose May 2023 Call with deadline 1 May 2023 at 23:59 CET.
  2. You will be directed to the call and must choose the programme “Mathematics”.
  3. In the boxed named “Study”: In the dropdown menu, please choose: “Limits of geometries over the p-adic numbers (Lgop-n)”

Please note:

  • The programme committee may request further information or invite the applicant to attend an interview.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

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