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MATHLOGAPS: Leeds/Manchester/Munich/Lyon

(Marie Curie Framework 6 Early Stage Training Site)

University of Leeds (UK)
University of Manchester (UK)
Universit? de Lyon 1 (France)
Ecole Normale Sup?rieure de Lyon (France)
Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet Muenchen (Germany)

The Early Stage Training Site offers funding for PhD studentships, 
including short term visits between Sep 1, 2004 and Aug 31, 2008 at one of
the five organizing institutions in the following research areas (see 
eligibility criteria below):

Research areas covered

Model Theory (Leeds, Manchester, Lyon):

Geometric stability and simplicity theory, and partial stability in
unstable structures; extensions and variations on minimality (e.g. weak
o-minimality), model theory of valued fields, stable and simple fields,
model theory of groups (especially groups of finite Morley rank),
automorphism groups of first order structures;  the interaction of model
theory and representation theory, and functorial model theory;  model
theory of finite structures; non-standard analysis (infinite dimensional
stochastic analysis; malliavin calculus).

Set Theory (Leeds, Manchester, Munich):

Fine structure, core models, large cardinals, generalized set theory,
constructive set theory, hyperset theory, set theory without the axiom of
choice, and connections with model theory.

Proof Theory and Applications to Theoretical Computer Science (Leeds,
Manchester, Munich, Lyon):

Ordinal analysis of strong subsystems of analysis and related constructive
type theories; subrecursive hierarchy classifications of provably
recursive functions; weak systems and implicit complexity theory;
lambda-calculus; program synthesis; program and proof development systems;
realisability; formalisation of proof checking; automated deduction;
corecursion and coinduction; logic of streams.

Computability Theory (Leeds):

Turing degrees, other forms of reducibility and relative computability,
local and global definability in degree structures

Complexity Theory (Lyon):

Models of computation; automata theory; tilings of finite regions of the
plane by polygonal pieces.

Reasoning under Uncertainty and Non-monotonic Logic (Manchester):

Default reasoning, probability logic, many-valued logics, rationality
principles, maximum entropy, consequence, inductive logic.

Leeds: http://www.maths.leeds.ac.uk/Pure/logic:
  H.D. Macpherson,  Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Leeds,
  Leeds LS2 9JT, England

Manchester: http://www.maths.man.ac.uk/logic:
  G. Wilmers, Department of Mathematics, Manchester University, Oxford
  Rd, Manchester M13 9PL, England

Lyon 1: http://igd.univ-lyon1.fr/home/blossier/logique:
  F. Wagner, Institut Girard Desargues, 21 Avenue Claude Bernard, 69622
  Villeurbanne cedex, France.

Lyon ENS: http://www.ens-lyon.fr/LIP:
  P. Koiran, Laboratoire de L'Informatique du Parallelisme (LIP), 46
  Allee d'Italie, 69364 Lyon, France.

Munich: http://www.mathematik.uni-muenchen.de/~logik:
  H. Schwichtenberg, Mathematisches Institut LMU M?nchen,
  Theresienstrasse 39,  M?nchen 80333, Germany,


  This scheme is for Early Stage Researchers. Roughly speaking, those
funded should be within 4 years of having achieved a degree which, in
their own country, would allow them to qualify for a doctoral programme. 
Appointments are also subject to mobility restrictions. These mean, again
only roughly, that an appointment cannot be made at a centre in the
candidates country.
  For the precise and full details on eligibility, see the Handbook on
Marie Curie Host Fellowships For Early Stage Training, dowloadable from