The BMS will welcome Prof. Felipe Cucker from City University Hong Kong as the new Einstein Visiting Fellow in January 2017. Cucker will set up his research group at TU Berlin while continuing his professorship at City University. One postdoc position and two PhD scholarships will be offered within Cucker's Einstein Visiting Fellowship "Complexity and accuracy of numerical algorithms in algebra and geometry" for the period 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2019.
The postdoc position is a three year position at TU Berlin (salary grade E13). The successful candidate will be part of Berlin Mathematical School and conduct independent research in the Berlin based team of Prof. Felipe Cucker (City U Hong Kong) and Prof. Peter Burgisser (TU Berlin).
Ideal candidates should have already done successful research in one of the areas of complexity theory, applied algebraic geometry, complexity and accuracy of numerical algorithms, and ideally wish to continue to work in the intersection of these subjects.
Berlin has an abundance of activities in all areas of mathematics, fostered by the three Berlin Universities (FU, HU, TU), the research centers ECMath, Matheon, WIAS and several collaborative research centers. The Berlin Mathematical School (BMS) is a joint graduate school of the mathematics departments of FU, TU and HU, with over 200 students and funded by the German Excellence Initiative. There are plenty of possibilities for collaboration and interaction with other scientists. Moreover, Berlin is an attractive and lively world city.
If you are interested in working in the team of Prof. Felipe Cucker and Prof. Peter Burgisser:
For a PhD scholarship: You should apply via the Berlin Mathematical School's online application portal (available from 15 September 2016):
Important: Please state clearly in your personal statement (for PhD scholarship) that you are applying to join Prof. Cucker's Einstein project "Complexity and accuracy of numerical algorithms in algebra and geometry", and note that application deadline is 1 November 2016.