The Dirichlet Postdoctoral Program is open to early-stage postdoctoral researchers from around the world across all mathematical fields. MATH+ and the BMS will support their development into independent researchers, while helping them to to further qualify themselves for their future careers and gain international visibility.
The Dirichlet Postdoctoral Fellows are given the opportunity and freedom to carry out their own ambitious research agenda and can follow their own research interests. In the rich scientific environment of Berlin mathematics, they get the chance to be exposed to the most recent developments in their fields of expertise, to build a collaborative network of national and international scientific contacts, and to obtain input from other research groups in similar or different fields. The BMS and MATH+ provide a stimulating environment and the means for postdocs to collaborate with researchers within MATH+ and beyond.
In addition, the postdoctoral researchers will have ample opportunities to gain teaching, supervisory, and mentoring experience within the framework of the BMS – with the opportunity to obtain help, feedback, or advice, either individually from mentors on the BMS Faculty, in BMS complementary skills workshops and courses, or through events offered by the universities.
The last call for applications for the Dirichlet Fellowship closed on 01 December 2020. A new call for applications will be published in the fall of 2021.
Applications are only accepted via our online portal.
Viazovska, who came to the BMS from the Ukraine via the University of Bonn, made international headlines in March 2016 when she produced a stunning solution to a famous mathematical problem: the sphere packing problem in dimension eight. One week later, together with Henry Cohn and other co-authors, she solved the same problem in dimension 24. To date, the sphere packing problem remains unsolved in all other dimensions greater than three.