PhD Scholarship Zero-Dimensional Symmetry at University Of Newcastle in Australia 2021

The University Of Newcastle invites applications for the PhD Scholarship Zero-Dimensional Symmetry in Australia for the 2021/22 academic year.

Symmetry is a fundamental organizing principle in mathematics and human endeavour. This project aims to advance our knowledge of zero-dimensional symmetry, a frontier in symmetry research, by developing new theoretical and computational tools.

Specifically, this project aims to advance the understanding of closed vertex-transitive groups acting on trees towards a classification using finite combinatorial structures and an implementation thereof. Potential research directions include the study of k-closed groups acting on trees, the Weiss conjecture, self-similar groups, and the development of computational tools.

Worth of Award

  • An ARC PhD stipend at the 2021 indexed rate of $28,597 p.a. is available for up to 3.5 years.
  • A tuition fee waiver is available for 4 years. The stipend also includes up to $1,500 relocation allowance and Overseas Student Health Cover at a single rate, for an international candidate.
  • The scholarship will be offered to the successful candidate subject to the grant/funding being fully established
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  • Masters or First Class Honours in Mathematics, or equivalent Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

Demonstrated skills required:

  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Problem-solving ability and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively

Desirable qualifications:

  • Demonstrated skills in (topological) group theory, computational algebra, graph theory, and combinatorics.
  • Programming skills

How to Apply

  • Interested applicants should send an email expressing their interest along with scanned copies of their academic transcripts, CV, a brief statement of their research interests, and a proposal that specifically links them to the research project.
  • Please send the email expressing interest to [email protected]
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Deadline: Applications for the PhD Scholarship Zero-Dimensional Symmetry close on October 31, 2021, by 5 pm.


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