## 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).