### PhD Scholarships for Quantum Groups and Matrix-valued Special Functions

There is a strong connection between mathematical theories of group representations and special functions. Over the past years this connection has been extended to representation theory of quantum groups, which can be considered a deformation of groups, and special functions. The goal of the project is to establish the relationship between quantum groups and matrix-valued special functions, and to obtain new results in these areas.

You will be supervised by prof.dr. H.T. Koelink and dr. P.M. Román (Cordoba, Argentina). Duties include teaching.

**Requirements**

You must have a Master’s degree in mathematics, preferably with an emphasis on representation theory, Lie groups, and/or special functions.

**Organization**

The Mathematics Department in Nijmegen is part of the Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics (IMAPP). The Mathematics division of IMAPP consists of three groups: Algebra and Logic, Applied Stochastics, and Mathematical Physics. The opening for the PhD-student is in the Mathematical Physics (MP) group. This group has three chairs: Analysis, Geometry and Mathematical Physics. The main research themes in MP are Noncommutative Geometry, Lie and Quantum Groups, Special Functions and Symplectic Geometry.

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**Conditions of employment**

Employment: 1,0 fte

Maximum salary per month, based on a fulltime employment: € 2,612 gross/month

The starting salary is €2,042 per month and will increase to €2,612 per month in the fourth year. PhD scale.

Duration of the contract: Initially for a period of 18 months.

**Additional conditions of employment**

The initial appointment will be evaluated after 18 months. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by 2.5 years.

**Other Information**

You are requested to submit a covering letter, a curriculum vita including a list of courses with grades, and the names of at least two referees

**Additional Information**

Prof. dr. H. T. Koelink

Telephone: +31 24 3652597

E-mail: e.koelink@math.ru.nl

**Application**

You can apply for the job (mention the vacancy number 62.36.11) **before 27 April 2011** by sending your application -preferably by email- to:

RU Nijmegen, FNWI, P&O, mrs. M. Vossen

P.O. Box 9010, 6500 GL Nijmegen, NL

Telephone: +31 24 3652691

E-mail: vacatures@science.ru.nl

**Application Deadline : 27 April 2011 **

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