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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Theory Seminar: Stephen Powell (Nottingham), Non-equilibrium classical dynamics and quantum phases of dimer models, 1300 in PS1.28

Dimer models arise as effective descriptions in a variety of physical contexts, and provide paradigmatic examples of systems subject to strong local constraints. Their statistical mechanics exhibits unusual phenomena such as algebraic correlations and deconfinement of monomer excitations. I will first describe the classical non-equilibrium dynamics of the dimer model, where signatures of strong correlations are visible in both global and local observables, and can be understood in terms of one-dimensional strings of high mobility. I will then show how the classical dynamics can be used to study the corresponding quantum problem, and helps to resolve an outstanding puzzle about the structure of the phase diagram.

EPSRC Programme Grants

Pre-outline, outline and full application stages. There are no deadlines and meetings to consider outlines are held every 2 months.

Programme Grants are a flexible mechanism to provide funding to world-leading research groups to address significant major research challenges. They are intended to support a variety of activities focussing on one strategic research theme. Although it is expected that most proposals will be interdisciplinary and collaborative they can address key challenges in a single discipline.

Applicants must discuss their suitability for Programme Grant funding with an identified EPSRC contact before submitting an Outline application.

Alan Turing Institute - Doctoral Studentships

The Alan Turing Institute, in collaboration with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, invites applications for its doctoral studentships. These enable students to pursue doctoral studies in data science at the institute’s hub as well as at one of the founding partner universities. The aim is to foster and develop exciting interdisciplinary engagement with the wider data science community and the world at large. Students will be based at the ATI hub at the British Library in London, but will also spend time at their host university.

Students must register for their doctorate at one of the university partner institutions: University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, University of Oxford, University College London and University of Warwick.

Successful applicants will be supervised by faculty from the partner universities who are also fellows of the Institute or substantively engaged with the institute. Graduates whose research spans multiple disciplines are encouraged to apply. Applications from female researchers are particularly welcomed.

Studentships include a stipend of £20,500 per year, a travel allowance and tuition fees for up to three and a half years. Students will also benefit from access to events, seminars, reading groups and workshops as well as access to IT resources such as Azure cloud, Cray Supercomputer, Intel cluster, UK Supercomputers Archer.

EPSRC - Early Career Forum in Manufacturing Research

EOI: EPSRC seeks expressions of interest for a refresh of the membership of the early career forum (ECF) for academic researchers in the scope of the Manufacturing the Future challenge theme. Applicants should have a strong focus on advancing the UK’s international reputation in manufacturing research, be open to developing inter-disciplinary research agendas, help with two way communication between EPSRC and early career manufacturing research community and have an interest in participating in research policy development.

Members of the Early Career Forum will have the opportunity to interact with other early career researchers from across the breadth of engineering and the physical sciences, forming new professional networks that may generate future innovative research programmes. Forum members will also have targeted opportunities to participate in EPSRC strategic advisory activities, interact with senior staff of EPSRC funded large grants, including the EPSRC Future Manufacturing Hubs and Centres for Innovative Manufacturing, and will receive insight into, and practical advice relating to, UK funding body policy and practice.

This is not a call for a direct funding opportunity, but rather an expression of interest for membership of the Manufacturing the Future Early Career Research Forum.

IAS WIRL-COFUND 2018 (Early career research fellowships)

The IAS WIRL-COFUND project has received funding the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions COFUND scheme (grant agreement number 713548) to develop the next generation of research leaders. WIRL-COFUND will build on the successful training model developed in the IAS fellowship programmes to bring together early career researchers from around the world into an interdisciplinary research environment. WIRL-COFUND fellows will be expected to undertake research in an area that is linked to one of the Warwick Global Research Priorities. Must not have resided/carried out main activity in the UK for more than 12 months in the last 3 years.

Each fellow will participate in the IAS Academic Careers and Leadership (Accolade) Programme, an extensive training programme aimed at building an independent research profile and establishing a research career.

The programme will recruit 30 fellows from around the world over a five year period, and the first cohort started in September 2017. Calls will be open to researchers who meet the Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions definition of an Experienced Researcher and conform to the mobility requirements of the COFUND scheme (no more than 12 months spent in the UK in the previous three years).

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