The Department of Mathematics of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam welcomes applications for a fully-funded, 4-year PhD position in Dynamical Systems. In this project you will work on computer-assisted proofs of periodic solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations for fluid flows under the supervision of Jan Bouwe van den Berg. The field of dynamical systems is developing rapidly, and more and more we see that analysis needs to go hand in hand with computer-assistance to obtain proofs for interesting solutions, such as periodic and connecting orbits. In this project you will thus combine dynamical systems theory and partial differential equations with innovative computer-assisted proof techniques.
The research will be carried out in the Dynamical Systems group of the Mathematics Department. The group has many national and international connections, and is internationally leading in the field of nonlinear dynamics and differential equations. We form a very active and collaborative group and are fascinated both by concrete applications and by fundamental mathematics.
The preferred starting date is preferably 1 April and no later than 1 September 2021.
The department has a strong desire to hire more female colleagues. Therefore, women are especially encouraged to apply.Your duties
- doing research towards writing a PhD thesis
- teaching tasks (roughly 15% of your time), which typically consist of supervising exercise classes and correcting homework