The DFG-Research Training Group (RTG) 2297 Mathematical Complexity Reduction (MathCoRe) was started on April 1st, 2017. It is run by 10 principal investigators (PIs) at the Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg. It is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). It is run by 10 principal investigators (PIs) at the Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg. The theme of MathCoRe is reduction of complexity in different areas of mathematics, such as optimization, control, statistics, algebra, geometry, and dynamical systems.
The funding by DFG includes 13 PhD 75% full time positions (roughly 1600 Euro net with health and social security covered) and 1 PostDoc full time position. We are recruiting on an ongoing basis whenever positions are available. Check this page for up to date information and contact data of your possible future advisor. Our goal is to provide our fellows with an environment that not only offers excellent conditions for pursuing their research in the specialized working groups, but also to make them benefit as much as possible from learning about aspects and methods related to complexity reduction in areas of mathematics that are not directly linked to their particular research topic. We approach this goal via measures such as assigning two advisors to each doctoral student, but in particular by our qualification program which includes elements such as specifically designed block courses that aim at teaching aspects of complexity reduction of a particular area to students of all areas involved. We want that our fellows succeed in qualifying as a part of the next generation of leading scientists in academia or industry.
Complexity reduction is a fundamental aspect of the scientific backgrounds of the principal investigators. The combination of expertise from different areas of mathematics gives the RTG a unique profile with high chances for scientific breakthroughs. The RTG is linked to two faculties of the Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, a Max Planck Institute, and several national and international research activities in different scientific communities.