PhD Studentship in Department of Mathematics, University of Sussex
We are pleased to offer this three-year, fully-funded PhD studentship, available in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Sussex, supported by the Leverhulme Trust research project grant "Novel discretisations of higher-order nonlinear PDE" (RPG-2015-069).
The project aims to derive, implement and analyse numerical schemes for higher-order nonlinear partial differential equations (PDE).
Higher-order nonlinear PDE have emerged as a hot topic in mathematical research and practical applications alike in recent years, driven by modern applications and by the curiosity for a better understanding of their mathematical properties. The geometric interpretation of a large class of these equations as gradient flows has opened a radically new viewpoint on these problems, and allowed for a major breakthrough in their analysis, with exciting and unexpected results. In this project we seek to use this geometric, gradient flow approach as a novel framework for the development of numerical schemes which preserve the equations' special structure at the discrete level.
The project will be supervised by Dr Bertram Düring.
Type of award
£14057 (2015-16) per annum tax-free bursary and waiver of UK/EU fees each year for 3 years. Full-time study
You should have a Maths or related degree.
In order to qualify for this position you must have resided in the UK or Europe for three years prior to the start of the position.
This is a full-time studentship. With agreement of the supervisor the student may take on a limited amount of teaching, for which additional payment will be made.
The award includes an additional training grant of £1650 p.a. for short courses, books, travel, conferences etc.
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Informal enquiries should be sent to Dr Bertram During B.During@sussex.ac.uk
Enquiries about your eligibility, the progress of your application and admission to Sussex, should be sent to Mr Richard Chambers, email@example.com