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Network Geometry: a statistical mechanics approach

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    Dr G Bianconi
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    Applications accepted all year round

Project Description

The School of Mathematical Sciences of Queen Mary University of London invite applications for a PhD project commencing either in September 2016 (funded students) or at any point in the academic year (self-funded students).

Network theory has characterized the underlying structure of complex systems such as the Internet or the biological networks of the cell. After almost twenty years of the field network geometry is one of the biggest current challenges of network theory. In fact network geometry will greatly expand our understanding of network structure and it is likely to have also many practical implications, ranging from the characterization of brain geometry and its relation to brain function, to scalable algorithm for packet routing in the Internet.

The student working on this PhD thesis may focus on brain geometry or other areas, which can found in the project abstract. The student must have very good theoretical background in physics or mathematics, exceptional analytical skills, and a good numerical knowledge.

This project will be supervised by Dr Ginestra Bianconi.

For full details, please see the project abstract: http://www.maths.qmul.ac.uk/sites/default/files/phd%20projects%202015/Complex%20Systems/bianconi.pdf

The application procedure is described on the School website. For further enquiries please contact Dr Ginestra Bianconi ([email protected]).

This project is eligible for several sources of full funding for the 2016/17 academic year, including support for 3.5 years’ study, additional funds for conference and research visits and funding for relevant IT needs. Applicants interested in the full funding will have to participate in a highly competitive selection process. The best candidates will be eligible to receive a prestigious Ian Macdonald Postgraduate Award of £1000, for which you will be considered alongside your application. The application deadline for full funding is January 31st 2016.

There is also 50% funding scheme available for students who are able to find the matching 50 % of the cost of their studies. Competition for these half-funded slots will be less intensive, and eligible students should mention their willingness to be considered for them in their application. The application deadline for 50 % funding is January 31st 2016.

This project can be also undertaken as a self-funded project, either through your own funds or through a body external to Queen Mary University of London. Self-funded applications are accepted year-round.

Funding Notes

If you wish to apply, please visit the application website and mention that you wish to work on the “Network Geometry” project.

School website: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/subjects/mathematical-sciences/index.html

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