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Random Periodicity in Dynamics with Uncertainty: Ergodic Theory

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

About This PhD Project

Project Description

Application details:
Reference number: HZ/MA/2020
Start date of studentship: 1 October 2020
Closing date of advert: 14th February 2020
Interview date: 16th March 2020

Primary supervisor: Professor Huaizhong Zhao
Secondary supervisor: Dr Chunrong Feng

This candidate will pursue cutting edge research towards a PhD degree in stochastic analysis associated with the recent 5-year EPSRC Established Career Fellowship of Professor Huaizhong Zhao. This is an excellent opportunity to be working with a team of supervisors of world leading experts. Successful completion of a PhD in this area will give a solid basis for a career in academia or industry.
Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. You will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from our Doctoral College, including tailored careers advice, to help you succeed in your research and future career.
Loughborough University has a flexible working and maternity/parental leave policy (https://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/hr/leave-absence/family-leave/) and is a Stonewall Diversity Champion providing a supportive and inclusive environment for the LGBT+ community. The University is also a member of the Race Equality Charter which aims to improve the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students. The School of Science is a recipient of the Athena SWAN bronze award for gender equality.
Find out more: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/supporting-you/research/
Loughborough has a thriving Stochastic Analysis Group in the Mathematics Department led
By Professor Huaizhong Zhao with 4 permanent members of staff, 6 PhD students and two Postdoctoral RAs. The Group is a founder member of East Midlands Stochastic Analysis Seminar participated by Loughborough-Oxford-Warwick-York, supported by the London Mathematical Society and has hosted 4 major international conferences in Stochastic Analysis in recent years. It is recognised as one of the “centres of more specialized excellence" in the EPSRC Mathematical Sciences Community Overview 2016. Group members have outstanding track records of attracting funding from the EPSRC, the Royal Society, the Leverhulme Trust and the London Mathematical Society.

Full Project Detail:

The overall aim of the research is to create a random periodic model, to build a theory of periodic stochastic dynamics, and to design a dynamics model under non-additive expectations. This particular project is part of a programme to establish periodic measures and quasi-periodic measures of physical relevant stochastic differential equations and stochastic partial differential equations. It lies at the intersection of stochastic analysis, dynamical systems and nonlinear partial differential equations.

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Entry requirements:
Applicants should have or expect to achieve a first-class Honours degree (or equivalent) in mathematics. A relevant Master’s degree and/or experience in one or more of the following areas will be an advantage: Stochastic analysis, dynamical systems and partial differential equations.

Funding information:
This is one of two three-year PhD studentships to work on two of the projects proposed in the EPSRC Fellowship grant of over 1.08 million pounds awarded to Prof Zhao.
The studentship will be awarded on a competitive basis to applicants who have applied to this project and/or any of the advertised projects prioritised for funding by the School of Science.
The 3-year studentship provides a tax-free stipend of £15,009 (2019 rate) per annum for the duration of the studentship, plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. This studentship is only available to those eligible to pay UK/EU fees.

Contact details:
Name: Professor Huaizhong Zhao
Email address:
Telephone number: 01509-222876

How to apply:

All applications should be made online at http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/apply/research/. Under programme name, select Mathematical Sciences.

Please quote reference number: HZ/MA/2020.

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