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Vertex algebras and lie theory

This PhD project will develop the following skills which are highly relevant in almost any career, both in and outside academia: critical thinking and reasoning, computer programming (Python and Sage), writing coherent concise reports, collaboration and presenting.

This is a pure mathematics project and the mathematical knowledge that you will be expected to learn will be related to Lie theory and vertex algebras as well as their connection to the mathematics of conformal field theory. There will also be a programming component which will introduce you to computer algebra in contemporary research.

This combination of pure mathematics and practical programming will serve you well regardless of whether you choose to pursue a career in academia, public sector or private sector post PhD.

We are interested in pursuing this project and welcome applications if you are self-funded or have funding from other sources, including government sponsorships or your employer.

Please contact the supervisor when you want to pursue this project, citing the project title in your email, or find out more about our PhD programme in Mathematics.


Dr Simon Wood

Dr Simon Wood


+44 (0)29 2087 5312

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For programme structure, entry requirements and how to apply, visit the Mathematics programme.

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