3-year PhD studentship in the simulation of chaotic systems

The Centre for Computational Science (CCS) of University College London (UCL) in collaboration with CBK Sci Con are offering a fully-funded studentship to a highly motivated candidate to start in September 2020. The studentship will cover tuition fees at UK/EU rate plus a maintenance stipend of £17,285 (tax free) per annum for three years.

The student will investigate and mitigate a newly discovered pathology in the simulation of chaotic dynamical systems on digital computers. This pathology was discovered and quantified for the case of the very simple generalised Bernoulli map, by direct comparison of the exact results from continuum mathematics with those obtained from a floating point representation. These numerical errors make many numerical results wrong, while most users remain completely unaware of them.

For more information, check out Vacancies on the CCS website.