PhD scholarship: Indecomposable representations in exactly solvable models


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Science and Mathematics
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship
Scholarship value $28,092 per annum tax-free (2020 rate), indexed annually
Scholarship duration Three years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances
Opening date 18 February 2020
Closing date 1 April 2020


New types of infinite-dimensional representations of symmetry algebras have started to appear in conformal field theory and non hermitian quantum. This project aims to classify indecomposable representations beyond the so-called category O, by developing systematic approaches to differential operator realisations. This will involve generalisations of the familiar and ubiquitous hypergeometric functions. It will also facilitate the introduction of new exactly solvable models in statistical physics and quantum mechanics.


To be eligible, you must meet the entry requirements for a higher degree by research.

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

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How to apply

To be considered for this scholarship, please email the following documents to Dr Ian Marquette (

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Academic transcript/s
  • Evidence for meeting UQ's English language proficiency requirements eg TOEFL, IELTS

Please note the following: Submitting the above documents does not constitute a full application for admission into The University of Queensland's PhD program. If you are selected as the preferred applicant, you will then be invited to submit a full application for admission. You can familiarise yourself with the documents required for this process on the Graduate School's website.

Selection criteria

The successful candidate will have a background in mathematics or physics.

Applications are closed.


Dr Ian Marquette
+61 7 3346 7952
Applications are closed.

Terms and conditions

Read the policy on UQ Research Scholarships.

A domestic part-time student with carer’s responsibilities, a medical condition or a disability, which prevents them from studying full time may be eligible for scholarship consideration, on a case by case basis.

Applications are closed.