Forschen in Mathematik

Promotion in Mathematik- und Physikwissenschaften


Innerhalb der Mathematik- und Physikwissenschaften gibt es verschiedene Möglichkeiten der Spezialisierung für den PhD. Folgende Forschungsbereiche lassen sich unter anderem diesem Studienfeld zuordnen.


  • Applied Mathematics
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Operations Research
  • Pure Mathematic
  • Statistics
  • Stochastic Processes


  • Astronomical and Space Sciences
  • Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics
  • Biophysics
  • Condensed Matter Physics 
  • Nanophysics
  • Photonics & Optical Physics
  • Quantum Physics
  • Theoretical Physics

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Auswahl möglicher Forschungsprojekte in Australien

PhD Maths, Physics

University:Griffith University
Faculty:Centre for Quantum Dynamics
Project Start Date:10.07.2024
Application Deadline:31.05.2024 (students interested in this or similar topics can contact the supervisor even after the deadline)
Supervisor Name:Dr Nora Tischler, Email: [email protected]
Location (City/Campus):Brisbane/Nathan Campus
Project Description:

Griffith University’s Centre for Quantum Dynamics (CQD) undertakes world-leading research in quantum science and technology.

The Centre comprises more than 40 researchers—including theorists and experimentalists—with strong collaborations. Our cutting-edge research encompasses many areas, including quantum information processing, quantum foundations, ultrafast quantum processes, and quantum biophysics. The Centre hosts a node of the Australian Research Council’s Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology and is also home to the Australian Attosecond Science Facility, the only laboratory in Australia where atoms, molecules and materials can be probed on sub-femtosecond timescales.

We are currently looking for a PhD candidate to work in quantum information theory. The primary focus of this role is to contribute to an externally funded project about photonic quantum state generation and quantum non-locality.

This project includes analytic theory, coding, and simulations in quantum optics and quantum information. Success in this role requires collaboration with an immediate team consisting of Dr Travis Baker, Dr Nora Tischler, and Prof Howard Wiseman; further collaborations are also likely with an extended network of physicists in Australia and across the world.

As part of this project, there will be opportunities to travel to conferences, and to undertake a research stay in the USA.

Funding Information:

The 2024 Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship has an annual stipend of $33,480 (indexed) for a period of up to three years of full-time study. Please see the GUPRS Conditions of Award for more information.

A successful International applicant will also be awarded a Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship to cover tuition fees for up to three years. Please see the GUIPRS Conditions of Award for more information.

Special Requirements:

The selection of applicants for the award of higher degree research scholarships at Griffith University involves consideration of your academic merit and research background. To be successful within this role, you will be able to understand and work through complex mathematical/physics problems, have familiarity or interest in numerical programming techniques (e.g. Matlab, Python, or similar), apply independent problem-solving, and communicate scientific results clearly. You will have evidence of a passion for quantum science, with a strong desire to undertake research in optical quantum information theory.

Expressions of interest are welcome from domestic and international applicants.
Applicants must have completed, or expect to complete, a bachelors degree with honours equivalent to first class honours or a Masters degree (AQF Level 9) incorporating a significant research component of a standard comparable to a bachelor honours degree or be regarded by Griffith University as having an equivalent level of attainment in accordance with Schedule One of the HDR Scholarship Procedure. For further information on the eligibility requirements for the program refer here.
Please note:

Prior experience in any of the following areas is desired, but not necessary: semi-definite programming, algebraic geometry, matrix-product states, linear optical circuits.
International applicants should ensure that English Language Proficiency requirements for the program are met before formally applying. Applicants to research programs will need to show they meet:

A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on the IELTS (Academic) with no band score less than 6.0 OR
A minimum score of 575 on the paper-based TOEFL including a score of no less than 5.0 on the TWE OR
A score of 79 on the internet-based (iBT) TOEFL with no sub-score less than 19

Additional Information:

All expressions of interest must be submitted to [email protected] containing:

  • Statement addressing your suitability for the project/scholarship
  • Evidence that you have completed a program with the required grades as detailed in the about you section
  • A curriculum vitae (CV) using the Griffith CV template
  • Names of two referees

The closing date for expressions of interest is: 5pm Friday 31 May 2024

The preferred applicant will then be invited to apply for the program and scholarship on-line

Categories : PhD Maths, Physics | PhD Engineering | GU Projects
University:University of Adelaide
Faculty:Faculty of Technology, Engineering, and Science, Discipline of Earth Science
Project Start Date:01.01.2025
Application Deadline:01.07.2024
Supervisor Name:Alexander Francke; [email protected]
Location (City/Campus):North Terrace, Adelaide
Project Description:New insights into past climates and environments from one of Europe's most important palaeoclimate archive using novel strontium isotope technique.

This project aims to develop and apply novel metal isotope techniques to trace groundwater recharge in one of the Mediterranean’s most important palaeoclimate archive. Lake Ohrid (North Macedonia, Albania) has been the target of a large, international, interdisciplinary research project, which provided unprecedented insights in the hydro-climate in the eastern Mediterranean during the last 1.3 million years. Up to 50% of Lake Ohrid’s inflow originate from Lake Prespa via an underground karst system. The controls and history of this significant contribution to Lake Ohrid’s water balance are widely unknown in the past, unravelling the interdependency of both lakes will provide unique new insights into the palaeoclimate and -environmental history of the area.

This project will develop strontium isotope reference dataset for different water sources, including rainfall, groundwater, and lake water from lakes Prespa and Ohrid. Strontium isotope analyses will subsequently be applied to calcified fossils and other carbonate minerals in the lake sediments from both lakes to trace the impact of Prespa’s karst inflow to Lake Ohrid. This will provide new insights into local paleohydrological change, and into the palaeoclimate history of the Eastern Mediterranean .

This project is a collaboration between the University of Adelaide, University of Cologne, and the British Geological survey. While being based in Adelaide, the candidate will have the opportunity to visit the laboratories of these institutes and collaborate with leading scientists in the field. We also anticipate to conduct some limited fieldwork in North Macedonia.

Funding Information:

GOstralia! Research Centre Scholarships

Categories : PhD Humanities | PhD Maths, Physics | PhD Earth Sciences | ADL Projects

Grundlegendes zum Schwerpunkt Mathematik und Physik

Die Mathematik und Physik gehören traditionell zu den grundlegenden Wissenschaften. Sie beschreiben die Welt in ihrer elementaren Logik und Anordnung und in ihrer Ausrichtung auf den Menschen. Neben ausgeprägter Grundlagenforschung sind beide Disziplinen aus der modernen Wissenschaftslandschaft nicht wegzudenken. Entscheidende Bedeutung hat die Mathematik nicht nur für die angrenzenden Naturwissenschaften und technischen Forschungsbereiche, sondern sie spielt auch für die Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften eine wichtige Rolle. Gleichermaßen kommt der Physik eine Schlüsselrolle zu, wenn es darum geht die Herausforderungen einer modernen Gesellschaft zu verstehen und zu bewältigen. Für beide Bereiche bietet Australien exzellente Forschungsgruppen an. Wichtiger Katalysator und Impulsgeber für eine kreative Auseinandersetzung mit aktuellen Themen ist die internationale Forschungszusammenarbeit. 

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