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August 27, 2016

Jobs at Heriot-Watt

Posted by Tom Leinster

We at the mathematics department at the University of Edinburgh are doing more and more things in conjunction with our sisters and brothers at Heriot–Watt University, also in Edinburgh. For instance, our graduate students take classes together, and about a dozen of them are members of both departments simultaneously. We’re planning to strengthen those links in the years to come.

The news is that Heriot–Watt are hiring.

They’re looking for one or more “pure” mathematicians. These are permanent jobs at any level, from most junior to most senior. There’s significant interest in category theory there, in contexts such as mathematical physics and semigroup theory — e.g. when I taught an introductory category theory course last year, there was a good bunch of participants from Heriot–Watt.

In case you were wondering, Heriot was goldsmith to the royal courts of Scotland and Denmark in the 16th century. Gold \mapsto money \mapsto university, apparently. Watt is the Scottish engineer James Watt, as in “60-watt lightbulb”.

Posted at August 27, 2016 1:03 AM UTC

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