Institute for Logic, Language and Computation


PhD position in Mathematics (Computability), Swansea (Wales)

Computability and its applications to mathematics and physics

There will be a 3 year EPSRC research studentship in Mathematics at Swansea associated with the EPSRC grant EP/C525361: Foundations of computing with continuous data: algorithms versus experiments with physical systems. supervised by Prof. J.V.Tucker (Dept of Computer Science) and Dr E.J.Beggs (Dept of Mathematics).

The project is concerned with the computability of mathematical structures such as functional analysis and differential geometry, and their applications to the computability of mathematical models of physical systems (e.g. Hamiltonian or Newtonian mechanics). Furthermore, the project will investigate physical foundations for computability theories.

Any candidate should have a good understanding of analysis, functional analysis and possibly differential geometry. They should have an interest in learning and applying ideas on computability and logic to new areas.

We would like the studentship to start on or before July 2006. The funding is at the standard EPSRC rate, with a little extra money for travel. The grant will pay tuition fees for home (UK) and European Union students only.

The student will join a research team at Swansea, including Prof. J.V. Tucker, Dr. E.J.Beggs and Dr. J. Blanck and Prof. J I Zucker.

For further information, including details of the financial package, please contact .

Web site for the project:
http://www-maths.swan.ac.uk/staff/ejb/computability.html


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