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Random Walks in Random Environments

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Awaiting Funding Decision/Possible External Funding
    Awaiting Funding Decision/Possible External Funding

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).

Random walks (RW) in random environments (RE) model the movements of classical particles in random landscapes. The unusual effects which RE may cause were first discovered in 1975 for the so called simple RW in dimension 1. This was followed by the discovery by Ya. Sinai in 1982 of what today is called the Sinai diffusion. Since then, many new properties of "simple" walks as well as their generalizations were found. The variety of topics which may be offered to PhD students ranges from classical questions about RWRE on a (non-classical) strip with a random border to a number of open problems concerned with the properties of RW in multidimensional RE.

The application procedure is described on the School website. For further enquiries please contact Prof Ilya Goldsheid ().

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 “Random Walks in Random Environments” project.

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