Exploring the magic of numbers

Number Theory is one of the oldest branches of pure mathematics and is concerned with the structure of natural numbers (e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4). Number theorists study prime numbers (2, 3, 5, 7, etc.) as well as the properties of positive integers. Elementary number theory tackles questions using properties of numbers directly and is used to solve equations with rational or integer solutions. Analytic number theory relies on tools from calculus and analysis.  

Modern number theory research at UNSW Canberra uses a mix of these two methods, often flavoured with a computational component of research.

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We offer PhD programs in mathematics and statistics and actively encourage new applications. Scholarships of $35,000 (AUD) are available for PhD applicants who achieved H1 (High Distinction) in their undergraduate program and have completed a Master by Research. If you are interested in applying, please contact t.trudgian@adfa.edu.au

We particularly encourage female mathematicians to apply. 

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