- 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 Ben Sharp to discuss this project further informally.
The study of minimal surfaces constitutes a central area of research in mathematics, with applications in both geometry and theoretical physics. These beautiful objects have inspired many new areas of research with a particular current focus on understanding the type of minimal surface admitted by a given ambient manifold, coupled with classifying those which are admitted. There are many starting points for a project in this general area, including the related fields of harmonic maps, constant-mean-curvature surfaces, Willmore surfaces, elliptic regularity theory and the spectral analysis of Schrödinger operators on Riemannian manifolds.
Applications are invited from candidates with or expecting a minimum of a UK first class honours degree (1 st), and/or a Master's degree in mathematics or relevant subject. An applicant with a solid grounding in analysis and/or differential geometry would be well-suited to start working in any of these fields.