Cyclic Cohomology at 40: Online conference

September 27 – October 1, 2021, The Fields Institute (online)

The year 2021 will mark the 40th anniversary of the discovery and development of Cyclic Cohomology Theory by Alain Connes. Its further flourishing fostered by many mathematicians including Dan Quillen, Jean Louis Loday, Boris Tsygan, Boris Feigin, Joachim Cuntz, Ib Madsen, Max Karoubi, and many others has brought a remarkable development of the subject in many distinct directions, in particular in global analysis, representation theory and index theory, algebraic K-theory and cyclotomic trace maps, arithmetic geometry and mathematical physics. The goal of this meeting will be to bring top experts from around the world to lecture on the state of the art in the field, to look towards the future and discuss the most pressing current open problems in the field.

Organizing Committee

Alain Connes – Collège de France and Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques Caterina Consani – Johns Hopkins University Masoud Khalkhali – Western University Henri Moscovici – The Ohio State University

More information here

New Master track Mathematical Physics in Nijmegen

Radboud University Nijmegen offers a new master track Mathematical Physics, preparing you for research in noncommutative geometry, quantum theory and/or mathematical general relativity.

The Mathematical Physics core track of the Master’s specialisation in Mathematics will bring you up-to-date in modern mathematical physics, and prepares you for research in one (or both) of the two great fundamental theories of physics, namely general relativity and quantum (field) theory.

The mathematical topics covered in this track also make sense as pure mathematics and are already very exciting as such – our interest lies both there, supported by our colleagues in pure and applied mathematics, and in applications to the frontiers of fundamental physics. In the latter direction, you may want to profit from the neighboring departments of astrophysics and high-energy physics, which offer their own Master’s specialisation in Particle and Astrophysics, from which you may take some electives. In any case, in mathematics you can choose from a wide range of courses specific to this track:

  • General background for all of Mathematical Physics: Differential Geometry, Symplectic Geometry, Lie Groups, Lie Algebras, Functional Analysis, Partial Differential Equations
  • Mathematical General Relativity: Calculus of Variations, Nonlinear Wave Equations, Singularities and Black Holes
  • Quantum (Field) Theory: Poisson Geometry, Non-commutative Geometry, Operator Algebras, Quantum Computing, Quantum Information Theory

Writing your Master’s thesis allows you to specialise in a specific area based on your interests. The thesis is supervised by a staff member at the Mathematics department and can be combined with an internship. The Mathematics department has a well-established group in Mathematics physics.

Curriculum and courses

Please refer to the online course guide for further information about the study program.

More information

Please contact the student advisor for more information about the Applied Mathematics track.

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Summer school on K-Theory and Representation Theory

An online summer school on K-Theory and Representation Theory, organized by N. Higson, R. Plymen and H. Sengun and sponsored by the London Mathematical Society and the Isaac Newton Institute, will take place 19-23 July 2021.

There will be four lecture series:

– Basic representation theory of p-adic Lie groups, by Anne-Marie Aubert

– Basic representation theory of real Lie groups, by Peter Hochs

– Basics of group C*-algebras and K-theory, by Bram Mesland

– Dirac operators and representation theory, by Hang Wang

The lectures will be aimed towards graduate students, but all are welcome to attend. Registration and further information are at https://sites.google.com/view/bath-21-dirac-induction/home

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Pure Mathematics at Radboud University Nijmegen

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Pure Mathematics

  • 32 – 40 hours per week
  • Maximum gross monthly salary: € 5,826
  • Faculty of Science
  • Required background: PhD
  • Duration of the contract: 6 years
  • Application deadline: 4 January 2021

We are looking for

As a tenure track assistant professor you will carry out research in one of the core areas in Mathematics, publish in leading journals in this area, and give talks at important conferences in this field.

You will teach in the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in Mathematics, and you should also be able to teach Mathematics courses in the study programmes of other disciplines. In addition, you will supervise Bachelor’s and Master’s projects and actively contribute to organisational tasks in the institute. We place a high value on excellent communication skills and an open and outgoing attitude towards interdepartmental interaction at the Faculty of Science, the recruitment of new students, and other outreach activities.

We ask

  • PhD in Mathematics and are a proven independent researcher.
  • Working in one or more subfields of algebra, pure analysis, geometry (including algebraic, arithmetic or differential geometry), number theory or topology.
  • A demonstrated track record of publishing in leading scientific journals and conferences.
  • You have convincingly formulated your own research programme.
  • Excellent teaching skills and preferably some academic teaching experience.
  • Able to teach a broad range of courses in our study programme. If you are not sufficiently fluent in Dutch, you will be allowed to teach in English.
  • You should, however, be willing and able to acquire the skills necessary to lecture in Dutch within three years.
  • The potential to generate external research funding to support research projects.

The department aims at increasing the number of female academic mathematicians employed at the institute. Female candidates are therefore strongly encouraged to apply.

We are

The Faculty of Science (FNWI) at Radboud University Nijmegen is responsible for research and teaching in mathematics, physics, astronomy, chemistry, biology, and computer science. FNWI encompasses six research institutes, one of them being the Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics (IMAPP). IMAPP’s main research areas are mathematics, astrophysics and high-energy physics, focusing on disciplinary as well as interdisciplinary approaches, with close links to other research areas and institutes in the faculty and university.

The Department of Mathematics covers a broad range of topics, including analysis, algebraic geometry, algebraic topology, number theory, functional analysis, mathematical physics, non-commutative geometry, special functions and applied stochastics. The department is active in the national mathematical research clusters DIAMANT, GQT and STAR, funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO).

The teaching Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy (WiNSt) is responsible for the study programmes in mathematics, physics and astronomy.
The Department of Mathematics has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. We organise regular research seminars, a range of specialist lectures, and a number of informal events throughout the year.

Radboud University

We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 22,000 students and 5,000 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!

We offer

  • Employment: 32 – 40 hours per week (0.8 – 1.0 FTE).
  • At the start of your tenure track you will be employed as an Assistant Professor level 2 (salary scale 11, maximum gross monthly salary of €5,127) for a six year period. Upon a positive performance evaluation, you will be appointed as an Assistant Professor level 1 (salary scale 12, maximum gross monthly salary of €5,826) on the basis of a permanent contract. Further information on tenure tracks at the Faculty of Science can be found here.
  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • The intended start date is as soon as possible.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment  and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
  • Have a look at our excellent employment conditions. They include a good work-life balance (among other things because of the excellent leave arrangements), opportunities for development and a great pension scheme.

Would you like more information?

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Dr. W. van Suijlekom, Associate Professor
Email: waltervs@math.ru.nl

Apply directly

Please address your application to dr. W. van Suijlekom and submit it, using the application button, no later than 4 January 2021, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.

Your application should include the following attachments:

  • A letter of motivation with email addresses of three referees.
  • Your CV including a list of publications.
  • A research statement.
  • A teaching statement including an overview of teaching experience, experience in student supervision, and information about teaching qualifications.

After an initial selection, the remaining candidates will be asked to arrange for three referees to send letters of recommendation. At least one of the referees should comment on the candidate’s teaching qualifications. Precise instructions will be supplied at that time.

Interviews are planned Monday 1 March and Wednesday 3 March, 2021.

New “Gravity+” Track in Radboud Master’s Program, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

New “Gravity+” Track in Radboud Master’s Program, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Radboud University in Nijmegen (NL) is setting up an attractive new synergy track Gravity+ (“Gravity-plus”) for master students.

Students who enrol in one of the existing master’s specialisations “Particle and Astrophysics” or “Mathematics” can choose the option Gravity+, which offers a large variety of introductory and advanced courses on many aspects of gravity, from mathematical foundations to astrophysical applications, covering e.g. black holes, gravitational wave physics, quantum gravity and quantum geometry.

For more information, see the URL above. Deadline for applications from students from the EU/EEA and Switzerland is May 1; for students from elsewhere it is Apr 1, 2020.

The poster of the course can be downloaded here

More information here

Assistant/Associate Professor of Mathematical Physics (tt), Nijmegen

Assistant/Associate Professor of Mathematical Physics (tenure track) at Radboud University Nijmegen

  • 32 – 40 hours per week
  • Faculty of Science
  • Job level: PhD
  • Duration of the contract: 6 years
  • Application deadline: 6 January 2020

We are looking for

A mathematician working in the area of mathematical general relativity and/or geometric analysis, preferably with some affinity for theoretical physics. This position will broaden the scope of the Mathematical Physics group, which has traditionally specialised in quantum (field) theory, operator algebras and non-commutative geometry, foundations of physics, and Lie theory and integrable systems, but has recently appointed an assistant professor of mathematical relativity. This new position will also strengthen IMAPP’s increasing focus on gravity as a key research theme (ranging from its mathematical language and underpinning to the theoretical study of classical and quantum gravity to the imaging of black holes by the Event Horizon Telescope), as well as the Mathematics Department’s focus on applied analysis, and geometry and topology. Women are especially encouraged to apply.

We ask

  • You have a PhD in Mathematics and are a proven independent researcher in the area mentioned above, in which yo​_u pursue your own well-defined research programme.
  • You have clear international visibility through a demonstrated track record in publishing conference appearances.
  • You have demonstrable passion for both research and teaching, excellent teaching skills, and preferably some academic teaching experience.
  • You should be able to teach a broad range of courses in our teaching programme.
  • If you are not sufficiently fluent in Dutch yet, you will initially be allowed to teach in English; however, you should be willing and able to acquire the skills necessary to lecture in Dutch within three years (Dutch language level B2).
  • You have the potential and interest to generate external research funding to support research projects.

We are

The Mathematics Department at Radboud University is part of the Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics, and Particle Physics (IMAPP) in the Faculty of Science. The department represents a broad range of areas, including pure and applied analysis, algebraic geometry and topology, number theory, functional analysis, mathematical physics, non-commutative geometry, special functions, and applied stochastics. Locally, the department has strong ties with theoretical physics and theoretical computer science, and nationally the department is active in all of NWO’s four mathematical research clusters (DIAMANT, GQT, NDNS+, and STAR). The Mathematical Physics group is also represented in Route 2 of the National Science Agenda (NWA), which has a strong focus on gravity and includes mathematical aspects. IMAPP aims at increasing its diversity – including its gender balance – in various ways.

The Faculty of Science is a complete, student-oriented science faculty where research and education are closely related. The faculty aims to be an academic community with an international character, where staff members from different backgrounds can combine their talents with the common goal of being a leading faculty of science in Europe.

Radboud University

We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 22,000 students and 5,000 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent and collaboration. You have a part to play!

We offer

  • Employment: 32 – 40 hours per week.
  • Assistant Professor: at the start of your tenure track you will be employed as an Assistant Professor level 2 (salary scale 11, maximum gross monthly salary of €4,978) for a six year period. Following a positive evaluation based on the criteria you will be appointed as an Assistant Professor level 1 (salary scale 12, maximum gross monthly salary of €5,656) on the basis of a permanent contract. Further information on a tenure track at the Faculty of Science can be found here.
  • Associate Professor: you will be employed as an Associate Professor level 2 (salary scale 13, maximum gross monthly salary of €6,133) or Associate Professor level 1 (salary scale 14, maximum gross monthly salary of €6,738), depending on your (scientific) track record and experience. Duration of the contract: in consultation.
  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • You will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service: our Dual Career Officer will assist with family-related support, such as child care, and help your partner prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation.
  • Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?

Would you like more information?

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Prof. N.P. (Klaas) Landsman
Tel.: +31 24 3652874
Email: landsman@math.ru.nl

Apply directly

Please address your application to Prof. dr. N.P. (Klaas) Landsman and submit it using this webpage no later than 6 January 2020, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.

Your application should include the following attachments:

  • Letter of motivation.
  • CV with the names of three referees, including at least one referee for teaching qualifications.
  • A teaching statement.
  • A research statement including a list of publications.
  • A PDF file containing your two best publications.

Interviews are expected in February 2020.

Noncommutative Geometry and the Standard Model, Cracow

Mini-conference: “Noncommutative Geometry and the Standard
Model” in Cracow, at the Jagiellonian University on November 8-9th (Friday-Saturday), 2019.

 

The conference focuses on the recent develepments of the noncommutative approach to fundamental
particle interactions and gravity.

All further information is available at http://th-www.if.uj.edu.pl/~sitarz/ngasm19/

Noncommutative Calculus and the Spectral Action

Date:

Monday, 5 August 2019 – 9:00am to Friday, 9 August 2019 – 5:00pm

Venue:

Room 4082, Red Centre Building, Kensington Campus, UNSW Sydney


The purpose of this workshop is to link mathematicians working in operator theory and noncommutative calculus with mathematical physicists in the area of the spectral action principle.

The Spectral Action is a new and high profile theory that unites quantum and classical action principles in a mathematically elegant construction. Professor Walter van Suijlekom (the Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics of the Radboud University Nijmegen) will give a mini-lecture series on the spectral actions during the mornings of the workshop. Talks on the spectral action will be given by other international experts, including Professor Giovanni Landi and Professor Bruno Iochum. Specific mathematical topics are trace class aysmptotic expansions, noncommutative Taylor series expansions, Dixmier trace and higher order residues.