PhD Studentship: Connectivity of Hurwitz spaces
Birmingham University is well-known for its research into finite groups, group geometries, Lie theory and representation theory. The School of Mathematics has a vibrant and productive postgraduate environment that promotes research at the highest level.
Hurwitz spaces are moduli spaces of covers of Riemann surfaces. A celebrated theroem of Fried and Voelkein asserts that rational points on Hurwitz spaces give realizations of groups as Galois groups over the rational numbers. Closely related to the question of the existence of rational points and of interest in its own right is the question of connectivity of Hurwitz spaces.
To find out more about studying for a PhD at the University of Birmingham, including full details of the research undertaken in each school, the funding opportunities for each subject, and guidance on making your application, you can now order your copy of the new Doctoral Research Prospectus, at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/students/drp.aspx
This project may be eligible for a college or EPSRC scholarship in competition with all other PhD applications.