Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Joint research Fellowships Simons Institute, USA / MPI, Germany

Joint Research Fellowships
of the

Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, Berkeley


Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany

Max Planck Institute offers joint research fellowships with the Simons
Institute for the Theory of Computing, Berkeley, CA, USA. These
fellowships are a major component of a collaboration between the two
institutes directed at Theory of Computing and its applications in
various fields. The fellowship holder will spend one semester (not
necessarily the first) at the Simons Institute for the Theory of
Computing and the remainder of the fellowship at the Max Planck
Institute. For the residence at the Simons Institute there is a
preference for the research topic to be related to a respective
half-year research program run at the Simons Institute. The research
programs for Fall 2013 are "Real Analysis in Computer Science" and
"Theoretical Foundations of Big Data Analysis," and the topics for
Spring 2014 are "Algorithms and Models in Evolutionary Biology" and
"Quantum Hamiltonian Complexity." Descriptions of these programs and
other information about the Simons Institute can be found at

Research Fellowships are intended for exceptional young scientists at
most six years after the award of their PhD.
Candidates should submit their application (curriculum vitae,
photograph, list of publications, short research plan, argued interest
in one or more of the Simons research programs, copies of degree
certificates, copies of the five most important publications, list of
three references) as a single PDF file to simons-apps@mpi-inf.mpg.de .
The Max Planck Institute particularly encourages applications from
outstanding women and minority candidates. The deadline for receipt of
the application is January 15, 2013.