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Research Specialist in Applied Mathematics at the Science Institute, University of Iceland

Sigurður Örn Stefánsson, March 21, 2017

Applications are invited for the full position of Research Specialist in Applied Mathematics at the Mathematics Division of the Science Institute, University of Iceland.

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Research Specialist in Mathematics at the Science Institute, University of Iceland

Sigurður Örn Stefánsson, March 21, 2017

Applications are invited for the full position of Research Scientist in Mathematics at the Mathematics Division of the Science Institute, University of Iceland.

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PhD Position in Theoretical Physics

Benedikt Magnússon, April 9, 2016

Applications are invited for a PhD position in theoretical high-energy physics at the University of Iceland with a starting date in Fall 2016. The position is funded by a grant from the Icelandic Research Fund.

The successful candidate will work in the area of quantum field theory and string theory with emphasis on gauge theory/gravity duality and holographic models for strongly coupled field theories. A master degree, or equivalent, in theoretical physics is required.

The application deadline is May 6, however applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Applications should be submitted electronically to

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7202

and should include a CV, transcripts from undergraduate and master studies, a short description of research interests, and names and e-mail addresses of two referees, who have agreed to provide recommendation letters.

For further information please contact:

Ass. Prof. Valentina Giangreco Puletti (e-mail: vgmp[at]hi.is) or
Prof. Lárus Thorlacius (e-mail: lth[at]hi.is)

Faculty of Physical Sciences
University of Iceland

The naked Pure Mathematician

Benedikt Magnússon, December 22, 2015

Finnur Lárusson, our colleague at the University of Adelaide in Australia and a former student at the University of Iceland, recently gave a very interesting talk about pure mathematics called “The naked Pure Mathematician”. This is his Inaugural Lecture as a Professor of Pure Mathematics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gImjXt40Jc

Assistant Professor in applied mathematics

Benedikt Magnússon, November 22, 2015

The Faculty of Physical Sciences in the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences at the University of Iceland, seeks applicants to fill a full tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in applied mathematics.pallas_athena_positivblue

Applicants should possess innovation and organizational skills in order to build strong research capabilities and research related studies in applied mathematics, in collaboration with other faculties within the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences. The faculty has recently started a BSc degree program in applied mathematics and the successful applicant will be expected to further its development. She or he will also teach mathematics courses both at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The successful candidate should be active in research, preferably in areas of applied mathematics that are connected with mathematical analysis, for example numerical solutions of ordinary and partial differential equations, dynamical systems, numerical analysis and approximation theory. It is desirable that applicants have experience of applying mathematics to other areas.

The successful candidate will be able to hire a postdoctoral researcher for two years.

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Research Specialist in Mathematics or Mathematical Physics at The Science Institute

Benedikt Magnússon, November 22, 2015

The Mathematics Division at the Science Institute seeks applicants to fill a full Research Specialist position in the area of mathematics or mathematical physics.

The Research Specialist is expected to conduct research in mathematics or mathematical physics. Applicants must have a strong research background in one or both of the above-mentioned fields. It will be taken into consideration how well the applicants research fits with the areas emphasized by the Mathematics Division.

Teaching is not a mandatory part of the position, however possible teaching at the Faculty of Physical Sciences by Research Specialists at the Science Institute is in accordance with rules no. 685/2011 of the Science Institute, University of Iceland.

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Postdoctoral position at the University of Iceland

Benedikt Magnússon, November 16, 2015

There is a three-year postdoctoral position available at the University of Iceland financed by The Icelandic Centre for Research, rannis.is.

The research project is called: Complex Analysis with Emphasis on Pluripotential Theory.

We are mainly interested in the theory of holomorphic and plurisubharmonic functions and we are especially interested in applications of the L^2 method for constructing holomorphic
functions.

We are looking for a candidate who has completed a PhD within the last 5 years or is close to defending a PhD thesis. Her/his specialization and interests should be in this area.

Everyone is welcome to contact us for further information.

Applications should be sent to us directly by e-mail, including a CV, list of publication or an abstract of a planned PhD thesis, and a research statement. The names and e-mail addresses of two referees should be included, a thesis advisor should be one of them.

The application deadline is December 31. All applications will be answered.

The starting time for the position is a matter of agreement.

Benedikt Steinar Magnússon <bsm [at] hi.is> and
Ragnar Sigurdsson <ragnar [at] hi.is>.

Postdoctoral position at the University of Iceland

Benedikt Magnússon, April 2, 2015

There is a three-year postdoctoral position available at the University of Iceland financed by The Icelandic Centre for Research, http://www.rannis.is.

The research project is called: “Complex Analysis with Emphasis on Pluripotential Theory

We are mainly interested in the theory of holomorphic and plurisubharmonic functions and we are especially interested in applications of the L^2 method for constructing holomorphic
functions.

We are looking for a candidate who has completed a PhD the last 5 years or will defend a thesis before the summer. Her/his specialization and interests should be in this area.

Everyone is welcome to contact us for further information.

Applications should be sent to us directly by e-mail and they should include a CV, list of publication or an abstract of a planned PhD thesis, and a research statement. The names
and e-mail addresses of two referees should be included, a thesis advisor should be one of them.

The application deadline is April 30. All applications will be answered.

Benedikt Steinar Magnússon <bsm@hi.is> and
Ragnar Sigurdsson <ragnar@hi.is>.

Associate Professor in Mathematics – Faculty of Physical Sciences

Benedikt Magnússon, January 27, 2015

pallas_athena_positivblueThe Faculty of Physical Sciences at the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, University of Iceland, seeks applicants to fill a tenure-track position of Associate Professor in Mathematics.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in mathematics. Applicants should be actively engaged in high quality research in algebra or a related subject. It is expected that the successful applicant will lead research development in the field. The successful candidate is expected to teach a broad spectrum of mathematics courses to undergraduate students in mathematics and courses in mathematical analysis and linear algebra to undergraduate students in engineering. The successful candidate should take full part in the organisation and development of the mathematics programme, both at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills are also required. The need and nature of the Faculty of Physical Sciences will be taken into account when final decision is made. The language of instruction at the University of Iceland is Icelandic. International applicants are offered courses in Icelandic.

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Fields Medal 2014

Benedikt Magnússon, August 18, 2014

The Fields Medal was awarded on August 13th (http://www.mathunion.org/general/prizes/2014) and, for the first time, there was a woman among the awardees. Her name is Maryam Mirzakhani and she is from Iran. Press release about her research can be found here and Quanta magazine has a nice article about her here.

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