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Post-doc Position in Mathematics: Real-analytic Orthogonal Modular forms

Applicants are invited to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship position in mathematical physics at Chalmers University of Technology. This fellowship is available for all students around the world. This position is available for three years. Applications are welcome before October 16, 2018.

Information about the research/the project/the division/department

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg has about 200 employees, and is the largest department of mathematics in Sweden. The department has three scientific divisions, Algebra and Geometry, Analysis and Probability Theory, and Applied Mathematics and Statistics, and successful research in pure and applied mathematics and mathematical statistics in a wide range of research areas is cunducted. We are located in a modern building at the center of the Chalmers campus. More information about us can be found on our website: http://www.chalmers.se/math/

At the division of Algebra and Geometry we conduct research in areas such as algebraic and complex geometry, various aspects of number theory, algebra and representation theory, complex analysis, and mathematical physics. This includes theoretical as well as computational aspects of modular forms and connections to representation theory and string theory. We are looking for one post doctor in mathematics to work on the following project together with associate professor (docent) Martin Raum at the division of Algebra and Geometry.

- The skew Maa lift: Aftermath in representation theory and physics.

The purpose of the project is to study real-analytic Siegel and orthogonal modular forms and their applications. Real-analytic modular forms for the special linear group of size two are related to mock modular forms and as such have had significant impact on areas like geometry, combinatorics, and string theory. The goal of this project is to advance towards a similar theory for higher rank groups including the investigation of possible applications.

The project is financed by a grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.

Outstanding applications from all mathematical research areas will be considered. Precedence will however be given to those who have a research profile compatible with the project description.

Major responsibilities

You will work on the theory of real-analytic Siegel and orthogonal modular forms and related areas in an international and highly collaborative environment with researchers at the department. You are expected to contribute by developing new ideas both independently and in collaborations. You should be highly motivated and independent. Your ability to collaborate and communicate will be taken into account in the assessment.

Teaching, possibly including supervision of students' independent work, may be part of your duties up to an extent of 20 %. Our teaching languages are English and Swedish. As most of our teaching is in Swedish, the options will vary according to your language skills. Chalmers University of Technology offers courses in the Swedish language.

Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).

Qualifications

To qualify for the position, you should have completed a Ph.D. degree in mathematics or equivalent, by the time the appointment begins. The degree should generally not be older than three years at the time of the application deadline. Exceptions may be made for special reasons, for instance parental leave or military service. Fluency in English is required.

The assessment of your application will be based mainly on your scientific skills. You are expected to provide evidence of excellence in research. The applications will be assessed by a local recruitment committee at Mathematical Sciences.

Experience in some of the following areas is meritorious: Siegel and orthogonal modular forms, Jacobi forms, and automorphic forms and representations.

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Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20180481 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
- CV, include complete list of publications
- Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
- Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number) including:
- 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications.
- Previous research fields and main research results.
- Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Other documents:
- Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Application deadline: 16 October, 2018

For questions, please contact:

Hkan Samuelsson Kalm, Division of Algebra and Geometry, hasam@chalmers.se, +46 31 772 3568

Martin Raum, Division of Algebra and Geometry, raum@chalmers.se, +46 31 772 3522


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