PIRE - mathematics, mechanics, materials science

Science at the triple point between
mathematics, mechanics and materials science

U.S. Participating Institutions

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Caltech Campus.
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Caltech Campus.
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Caltech Campus.

California Institute of Technology, Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Wean Hall, home of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University.
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Hammerschlag Hall, Carnegie Mellon University.
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Lunch by the University Center, Carnegie Mellon University.

Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Washington Square Park, by New York University's campus.
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Courant Institute, New York University.

New York University, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

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University of Minnesota campus.
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University of Minnesota campus.
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University of Minnesota campus.

University of Minnesota, School of Mathematics and Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics

European Partners

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Leipzig, Germany.
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Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany.
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Summer party at MPI.

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany (Photos courtesy of Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH)

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International School for Advanced Studies, SISSA/ISAS Functional Analysis and Applications Trieste, Italy.
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International School for Advanced Studies, SISSA/ISAS Functional Analysis and Applications Trieste, Italy.
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International School for Advanced Studies, SISSA/ISAS Functional Analysis and Applications Trieste, Italy.

International School for Advanced Studies, SISSA/ISAS Functional Analysis and Applications Trieste, Italy

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City entrance to University of Antwerp, Belgium.
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Administration building, University of Antwerp, Belgium.
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Winter in Antwerp

EMAT, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Bonn
Bonn University's campus.
Bonn University's campus.
Bonn University's campus.

University of Bonn, Germany

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Oxford campus.
Oxford campus.
Oxford campus.

University of Oxford, United Kingdom

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Warwick campus.
Warwick campus.
Warwick campus.

University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Industrial Partner

Bosch
Bosch Building
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Bosch Sign

Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany

Training

Postdoctoral Positions

Applications are invited for postdoctoral positions at the Department of Mathematical Sciences in Carnegie Mellon University, partly funded by the NSF PIRE award Science at the Triple Point Between Mathematics, Mechanics and Materials Science. The scientific scope is directed to issues in applied mathematics and mechanics, including partial differential equations, calculus of variations, and scientific computation, which arise from the materials sciences. Four principal areas are identified: Pattern formation from energy minimization, challenges in atomistic to continuum modeling and computing, prediction of hysteresis, and pattern dynamics and evolution of material microstructure.

The appointment is for three years starting on September 1, 2013 with two semesters spent at one or more of our international partner sites: International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA, Trieste, Italy), Max Planck Institute (Leipzig, Germany), University of Antwerp (Belgium), University of Bonn (Germany), University of Oxford (United Kingdom) and University of Warwick (United Kingdom) .

Priority will be given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Candidates should apply directly through MathJobs.Org. Processing of applications will begin on December 15, 2012.

Summer Undergraduate Applied Mathematics Institute

Carnegie Mellon University offers a summer program for twelve undergraduates considering research careers in mathematical sciences.

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