At London Mathematical Laboratory summer school postgraduate students will spend four weeks researching a project under the supervision of LML Fellows and colleagues from the ICTP and the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA).
There are 10 research projects to apply for this year:
- Social balance and polarization
- Noise-induced bifurcations
- Anderson localization on random graphs
- Analysis of interaction among discrete events with the nonparametric Hawkes self-exciting model
- Optimal leverage in high-frequency trading data
- Stochastic thermodynamics of Active Non-Markovian Processes
- Anomalous diffusion in deterministic and stochastic dynamics
- Quantifying Ignorance – Evaluation of Forecasters using Bets
- Inequality, poverty. Mobility and mixing
- A dynamical system model of atmospheric mid-latitude jet dynamics.
Summer School supervisors are active scientists and typically choose open research questions as projects. The supervisor will mentor the students in the right direction while also giving them space to work and think independently. For many students, this is their first exposure to scientific progress in action, where asking the right questions is at least as important as finding the right answers. Previous students have found this experience changes their view of science as an activity and as a possible career. It also provides a great opportunity to work with people with different backgrounds. LML summer school brings together people from different culture. Through the LML summer school program, successful applicants will be taught different ways to approach a problem and several techniques which will help enrich participant’s knowledge for future research. Seminars are held by fellows which are interesting and good opportunity to know several recent studies.
- Applicants will be taught scientific writing.
- Applicants will be taught research methodology.
- Applicants will get to meets supervisors who are active scientists.
- Travel to and from the Summer School, accommodation, and meals will be provided.
- Applicants should hold or be studying for a degree in a relevant subject.
- The projects are envisaged as suitable for postgraduate students.
- The summer school will be conducted in English.
- All students must have a good level of spoken and written English to participate.
How to Apply:
- Applications should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than midnight Sunday 10th February 2019.
- All documents must be received by this date in order to complete the application.
- They should contain the following items:
- curriculum vitae;
- recommendation letter from the applicant’s current or most recent university (to be sent separately by the referee); and
- statement explaining the applicant’s choice of project and why they wish to research their chosen project (no more than 500 words). A full list of the projects on offer can be found here.
Documents must be attached in a PDF format and named in the following format: surname_first name_document.pdf
10 February 2019