Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Number Theory

Prof Sanju Velani
University of York, Department of Mathematics
Job Description: 

Applications are invited for an EPSRC funded postdoctoral positions to work jointly with Professors Sanju Velani and Victor Beresnevich on the programme “New frameworks in metric Number Theory: foundations and applications”.

The research programme aims to make significant contribution to fundamental problems in the theory of Diophantine approximation; in particular, Littlewood’s conjecture on multiplicative Diophantine approximation, the Duffin-Schaeffer conjecture on non-monotonic Diophantine approximation and the generalised Baker-Schmidt problem on Diophantine approximation on manifolds.

You should hold an equivalent of a PhD in Mathematics by the start date of your appointment. Applicants with a background in metric or analytic number theory, ergodic theory, dynamical systems and related areas are especially encouraged.

Informal enquiries may be made to: Sanju Velani ( or Victor Beresnevich (

The post is for up to 3 years. Ideally the posts will be taken up between July 2013 and December 2013. The precise start date is subject to negotiation.

Job Categories: 
Postdoctoral fellowships
Universities and colleges
Number Theory, Ergodic Theory, Dynamical Systems, Diophantine, Littlewood
Deadline for Application: 
Apr 2 2013