Science at the Triple Point between Mathematics, Mechanics and Materials Science


January 2011 marks the initiation of a project "Science at 
the Triple Point between Mathematics, Mechanics, and 
Materials Science," funded by NSF's PIRE program. 
This collaborative, multi-institutional project involves 
faculty from 4 US institutions and 5 European sites. Its 
scientific themes involve applications of nonlinear PDE, the 
calculus of variations, and scientific computing to problems
from materials science, such as energy-driven pattern formation 
and the evolution of material microstructure. 

For more information see the project's main website.

Postdoc and PhD opportunities


Applications are due 12/17/10 for an NYU-based postdoctoral
position. The postdoctoral scientist will work closely with
Robert Kohn, and will interact extensively with groups at
the project's other domestic and international nodes. In 
particular, the postdoctoral scientist will have a senior 
European PIRE partner as co-mentor, and will spend two 
semesters at the co-mentor's institution. Priority will be 
given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. For more
details and to apply, see www.mathjobs.org.
This project also has funding for an NYU-based PhD student. 
Like the PIRE postdoc, this student will work closely with 
Robert Kohn, and will interact extensively with groups at 
the project's other domestic and international nodes. In 
particular, the student will have a senior European PIRE 
partner as co-mentor, and will spend a semester at the 
co-mentor's institution. Priority will be given to U.S. 
citizens and permanent residents. Prospective PhD 
students interested in this opportunity should contact 
Professor Kohn (kohn@cims.nyu.edu) while also applying 
in the usual way through GSAS (see the math department
website for requirements and instructions).