- Value: This project is open to self-funded students and is eligible for funding from the
School of Mathematics Scholarships,
EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnerships, and
Leeds Doctoral Scholarships.
All successful UK/EU and international applicants will be considered for funding, in an open competition across the School of Mathematics. To be considered for this funding, it is recommended to apply no later than 31 March 2018 for funding to start in October 2018. However, earlier applications are welcome, and will be considered on an ongoing basis.
- Number of awards: 1
- Deadline: Ongoing
Contact Dr Vladimir V. Kisil to discuss this project further informally.
The present level of technology (e.g. quantum computing or nanoscience) approaches the atomic level. Thus the theory of interaction of macroscopic device with quantum systems is in the spot of attention worldwide. Despite of important advances in technology our understanding of such interactions is still fundamentally incomplete.
For example, in quantum world there is a deep interaction between a system and an observer, that is any macroscopic device. New vision is provided by mathematical models which unify languages of quantum and classical mechanics. One of possible approaches is based on the common symmetry groups---the Heisenberg and symplectic groups---which acts on the phase space by geometric transformations.
Applications are invited from candidates with or expecting a minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree (2:1), and/or a Master's degree in a relevant mathematics degree such as (but not limited to) pure mathematics.
How to apply
Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the university's website. Please state clearly in the research information second that the PhD you wish to be considered for is 'Mathematical models of quantum-classical interactions' as well as Dr Vladimir V. Kisil as your proposed supervisor.
If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University's minimum English Language requirements.
We welcome scholarship applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.