PhD student in Scientific Computing

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 11 Aug 2023

Published: 2023-05-23

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As a PhD student in this project you will be able to focus on multiscale problems with applications in quantum physics. We are interested in simulating Bose-Einstein condensates which are formed when a gas of Bosons is cooled to ultralow temperatures. Bose-Einstein condensates are of great interest when studying quantum effects such as superfluidity and the closely related phenomena of superconductivity.

Multiscale problems are encountered in many different applications. For instance, when physical behavior like heat diffusion is modeled in a composite material. Typical for these problems is the rapid variation in the material properties throughout the domain, which results in partial differential equations with rough and discontinuous coefficients. It is well known that classical finite element methods does not perform very well for these kind of problems. To overcome this issue there exist a range of different methods, one of them is Localized Orthogonal Decomposition. This method focuses on enhancing the classical finite elements by using data from the problem.

There is a possibility to influence your work depending on your interests. The work can focus on machine learning, classical numerical analysis, or be more programming oriented.

To meet the entry requirements for doctoral studies, you must

  • hold a Master’s (second-cycle) degree in scientific computing, applied mathematics, or equivalent, or
  • have completed at least 240 credits in higher education, with at least 60 credits at Master’s level including an independent project worth at least 15 credits, or
  • have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way.

The applicant should be able to both work independently and to collaborate with others in a group. Excellent knowledge in English, both spoken and written, is a requirement.

Additional qualifications
Prior knowledge in finite element methods is an advantage. Advanced programming skills is also desirable.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines .

About the employment
The employment is atemporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %.Starting date as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Anna Persson,

Please submit your application by 11 August 2023, UFV-PA 2023/1990.

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Placement: Department of Information Technology

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: ST/TCO
Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2023/1990

Last application date: 2023-08-11

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