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PhD positions

Valentina Giangreco, febrúar 15, 2022

The Science Institute, University of Iceland, invites applications for up to three PhD positions in theoretical high-energy physics.

 Field of work

 The successful candidates will join a research group engaged in frontline research at the intersection between quantum field theory and gravitational theory in the Mathematics Division of the Science Institute. The research is funded in part by a Grant of Excellence recently awarded to the project “Quantum Fields and Quantum Geometry” by the Icelandic Research Fund.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants should hold an M.Sc. degree, or equivalent, in Theoretical Physics or Mathematics. Applicants who will receive the degree by the Fall of 2022, will be also considered.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Good cooperative and social skills.
  • Ability to work independently.


The successful candidates will have to apply for doctoral studies at the University of Iceland and be accepted before taking up their positions.


Application process


The PhD positions are for three years starting in Fall 2022 with a possible extention to a fourth year subject to the availability of funding.


On-line applications only. Please submit your application through Academic Jobs Online at


Please include a one-page cover letter describing your research interests in relation to this position.


The application must also include:

  1. i) a CV,
  2. ii) certificates of education, including transcripts with grades for both BSc and MSc degrees,

iii) recommendation letters from two experts who are familiar with the candidate.


The experts will be asked to submit their recommendations directly via Academic Jobs Online.


All applicants will be notified of the employment decision, when a decision has been made. Applications are valid for six months beyond the application deadline.


Appointments to positions at the University of Iceland are made in consideration of the Equal Rights Policy of the University of Iceland. The University of Iceland has a special Language Policy.

The School of Engineering and Natural Sciences employs approximately 360 people in academic positions. The School offers an international working environment, with the number of international employees and students increasing each year. Currently about quarter of all employees and graduate students are international. There are around 2900 students at the School, divided into six faculties, including approximately 350 MS students and 150 doctoral students. Research institutes at the School are the Science Institute that divides into the Institute of Earth Sciences and Institute of Physical Sciences, Institute of Life and Environmental Sciences, Engineering Research Institute and the Institute for Sustainability Studies which is an interdisciplinary institute and belongs to the five schools of the University of Iceland.

The University of Iceland is the largest institution for teaching, research and science in Iceland and is ranked among the top 300 universities in the world by Times Higher Education.

More information about the University of Iceland can be found here.

Further information:

For further information, please contact Professor Lárus Thorlacius at

Application deadline:

The application deadline is March 15, 2022.

Postdoctoral position in mathematics at the University of Iceland

Sigurður Örn Stefánsson, september 2, 2019

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the University of Iceland financed by The Icelandic Research Fund. The research project is called:

„Scaling limits of random enriched trees“

and is in the field of probabilistic combinatorics. The project includes studying scaling limits of random graphs, statistical mechanical models on random planar maps and related subjects. The application deadline is October 15, 2019, however applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

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.

Applications should be sent directly by e-mail to sigurdur[at], including a CV, list of publications or an abstract of a planned PhD thesis, a research statement and names and e-mail addresses of two referees, who have agreed to provide recommendation.

The appointment is for two years from the 1st of Novenber 2019, or otherwise according to agreement All applications will be answered.

For further information please contact:
Prof. Sigurdur Orn Stefansson (e-mail: sigurdur[at]

Carolina Canales Gonzalez (28/02/2019)

Valentina Giangreco, febrúar 25, 2019

Málstofa í stærðfræði

Fyrirlesari: Carolina Canales Gonzalez, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Titill: Looking for a complex Poincaré-Bendixson theorem

Staðsetning: V-258, VR-II
Tími: Fimmtudagur 28. febrúar kl. 11.40


The goal of this talk is to introduce the study of holomorphic foliations.

First, we will recall some things about differential equations on $\mathbb{R}^2$, like the Poincaré-Bendixson theorem and Hilbert’s 16th problem and then we will pass to the complex context where we will introduce holomorphic foliations.

The idea is to talk about the problem of the exceptional minimal set, who is an analog of Poincaré-Bendixson theorem in this new context, and about the developments in complex geometry, analysis and dynamics related with the study of this problem.

Carlos Argaez Garcia

Valentina Giangreco, febrúar 15, 2019

Málstofa í stærðfræði

Fyrirlesari: Carlos Argaez Garcia, Háskóli Íslands

Titill: Numerical methods for dynamic systems: Analysis of stability

Staðsetning: V-258, VR-II
Tími: Fimmtudagur 21. febrúar kl. 11.40


Dynamic systems describe the evolution over time of quantities governed by
differential equations. Therefore they are a powerful descriptive tool of
phenomena originated in applied disciplines.
A  complete Lyapunov  function describes the dynamic behavior of such
systems without requiring the explicit solution of the differential
equations. However, these have the disadvantage of being difficult to
The algorithms proposed here, reduce the effort to obtain such functions
and even more, are able to isolate the regions whose dynamics have a
periodic behavior.
Throughout this talk, simple examples of applications in both two- and
three-dimensional systems will be given.

Jens H. Bárðarson (04/12/2018)

Valentina Giangreco, nóvember 29, 2018

Math Phys/Phys seminar

Fyrirlesari: Jens H. Bárðarson, KTH Stockholm

Titill: On the chiral anomaly in Weyl semimetals

Staðsetning: VR-II 158
Tími:þriðjudagur 4. desember, kl. 13.30


I will give an introduction to the physics of Weyl semimetals focussing on Fermi arcs and chiral anomaly. I will then discuss some transport properties of Weyl semimetals including strongly angular-dependent magnetotransport in the presence of long range disorder, and the difference between the longitudinal conductance in the presence of magnetic field and chiral pseudo-magnetic field. The latter points in opposite direction for opposite chiralities and can be induced, for example, by strain. This leads to a discussion of pseudo-landau levels and their connection with Fermi arcs and covariant and consistent chiral anomaly. I will also mention a new axial torsional contribution to the axial anomaly.