PhD Position (4 years)
There is an open PhD Position within the NWO project "Planar Patterns in Discrete Media".
This project is focussed on dissipative dynamical systems posed on two dimensional spatial lattices. The main goal is to deepen our understanding of the differences and similarities between such discrete systems and their traditional PDE counterparts. In particular, we focus on the one hand on improving the mathematical tools available for discrete systems by adapting the powerful modern machinery available for PDEs. On the other hand, special emphasis is placed on situations where direct generalizations of PDE results fail and the spatial discreteness exerts itself.
Leiden is a very attractive city to obtain a PhD and offers a competitive salary including full pension and social security benefits.
More information available at http://www.math.leidenuniv.nl/~hhupkes