Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

5 PhD positions and 4 PostDocs positions, University of Vienna

created by rigoni on 05 Jun 2024

Deadline: 10 jul 2024

In our research project at the University of Vienna

A new Geometry for Einstein’s Theory of Relativity and beyond

at the intersection of Lorentzian geometry, General Relativity, Metric geometry and Optimal Transport, a call for PhD-students and PostDocs is now open:
-up to five PhD positions,
-up to four PostDoc positions.

The project received major funding by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) in the framework of its “Emerging Fields” program (see https:/

In particular, we are expecting to fill up to five Ph.D. positions, each for a duration of three years, and up to four PostDoc positions, each for a duration of two years, with a possible renewal for another year, all starting from fall 2024 (October or later). We are looking for exceptional candidates with a strong background in at least one, preferably several, of the following fields: RiemannianLorentzian geometry, functional analysis and measure theory, optimal transport, metric geometry, calculus of variations, geometric analysis, mathematical General Relativity.

Michael Kunzinger, Raquel Perales, Chiara Rigoni, Clemens Sämann, Roland Steinbauer