PhD studentships in Complex and Disordered Systems at King’s College London

PhD studentships in Complex and Disordered Systems
King’s College London
Department of Mathematics

The Disordered Systems group at King’s College London expects to have several vacancies for entry into the PhD programme in autumn 2011. The group (see has broad-ranging research interests in the application of tools from statistical mechanics to complex and disordered systems, including

– physics: soft matter (phase behaviour and flow), fracture and packing, non-equilibrium and glassy systems
– mathematics: sparse random matrix spectra, localization
– biology: metabolic and protein interaction networks, random graph ensembles, DNA stretching, survival statistics
– econophysics: collective effects in operational risk
– machine learning: learning and statistical inference on graphs

Funding is available through various sources (see, including competitive departmental (DTA) studentships which cover a stipend and fees for UK residents or fees for EU residents, and a range of funding schemes provided by King’s Graduate School (see Most funding application deadlines are on 1 Feb 2011 or shortly thereafter, and supporting references need to be received by the deadline, so interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

All applications for PhD study should be made online at
Further information on admissions can be found at
Note that Graduate School funding requires a separate funding application form and case for support (see

Interested candidates are welcome to contact Prof Peter Sollich (peter.sollich(at) or any other member of the research group with questions regarding research interests, application procedures etc.