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PhD position in Algebraic Graph Theory

The Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics (KdVI) of the University of Amsterdam is looking for a PhD to study quantum problems with algebraic graph …

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Science Park, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Dienstverband:
Vast contract
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 2395 - € 3061 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

The Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics (KdVI) of the University of Amsterdam is looking for a PhD to study quantum problems with algebraic graph theory.

A surprising thing occurs in graph theory where the eigenvalues of various adjacency matrices of graphs capture information about the graph. Trivially, they give the number of vertices and edges of a graph. Less trivially, eigenvalues give bounds on the chromatic number, co-clique number and other graph invariants. It has even been widely conjectured that the eigenvalues of a graph almost always determines the isomorphism class. Quantum walks are an important concept in the study of quantum algorithms and can be thought of as a quantum process on an underlying graph. This setup allows for the application of classical techniques in algebraic graph theory to quantum information theory.

What are you going to do?

You will:

  • perform research on Quantum problems with algebraic graph theory;
  • be part of the research group Discrete Mathematics and interact with its senior and junior members;
  • contribute to educational programmes at the University of Amsterdam.

Functie-eisen

What do we require?

  • A Master’s degree in Mathematics, Computer Science or a related discipline;
  • a strong background in discrete mathematics, linear algebra or related topics;
  • excellent writing and communication skills in English.

Experience in teaching is a plus.

Conditions

Our offer

A temporary contract for 38 hours per week for the duration of 4 years (the initial contract will be for a period of 18 months and after satisfactory evaluation it will be extended for a total duration of 4 years). This should lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis). We will draft an educational plan that includes attendance of courses and (international) meetings. The starting date is flexible, but not later than 1 September 2021.

The salary will be €2,395 to €3,061 (scale P) gross per month, based on a full-time contract of 38 hours a week. This is exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

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Additional information

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