Established in 2021, the INI Postdoctoral Fellowships in Mathematics scheme was created to enable exceptional early career researchers in the mathematical sciences to gain experience, foster independence and forge new connections. This was of particular urgency during the challenging realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, where junior academics faced greater obstacles than ever on their way to a successful academic career.

These prestigious one-year fellowships see successful candidates spend four-to-six months participating in an INI programme with the remainder of the period spent at either of Cambridge University’s Departments of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics (DPMMS) or Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), or the within the mathematics department of another UK-based higher education institution.

Note – Until Q4 2023, this scheme was known as the INI-Simons Postdoctoral Fellowships in Mathematics, thanks to financial support from the Simons Foundation.

Please click the hyperlinked names below to listen to podcast interviews (🔈) with each Fellow.

Applications are open until 3 January 2024 for the latest round of INI Postdoctoral Fellowships:

INI Postdoctoral Fellows

2024 Swapnil Jaideo Kole 🔈
New statistical physics in living matter: non equilibrium states under adaptive control SJ completed her PhD in Theoretical Physics at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and was a Raman-Charpak Fellow at the CEA Paris-Saclay. She is broadly interested in nonequilibrium, soft-matter and biological physics, with a focus on constructing hydrodynamic field theories of ordered phases of Active Matter.
2023 Samuel Stark 🔈
New equivariant methods in algebraic and differential geometry Samuel received his PhD and MSc from Imperial College and ETH Zürich, respectively. He is interested in algebraic geometry, and in particular the intersection theory of sheaf-theoretic moduli spaces.
2023 Paul Pruzina 🔈   Anti-diffusive dynamics: from sub-cellular to astrophysical scales Paul studied undergraduate and Part III Maths at the University of Cambridge, before moving to the University of Leeds for his PhD. His research focuses on modelling thermohaline staircases in stratified fluids.
Zhao-He Watse Sybesma 🔈 Black holes: bridges between number theory and holographic quantum information Watse completed his PhD at the University of Utrecht. He continued his research at the University of Iceland as recipient of a postdoctoral grant from the Icelandic research fund and later as postdoctoral fellow. The focal points of his research are using quantum information and non-Lorentzian tools to study quantum gravity.
Nicolas Boulle 🔈   The mathematical and statistical foundation of future data-driven engineering Nicolas completed his BSc and Master of Mathematics at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Rennes in France, before doing a year of research at Cornell University, followed by a PhD in Mathematics at the University of Oxford. His research interests lie at the intersection between numerical analysis and machine learning.
2022 Patrick Sprenger 🔈  Dispersive hydrodynamics: mathematics, simulation and experiments, with applications in nonlinear waves Pat completed his BSc in electrical engineering at Seattle University, followed by a MSc and PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado Boulder. His research focuses on identifying and characterizing nonlinear dispersive wave phenomena.
Aluna Rizzoli 🔈   Groups, representations and applications: new perspectives Aluna completed his Master of Mathematics degree at the University of St Andrews, before obtaining his PhD at Imperial College London under the supervision of Professor Martin Liebeck. His research interests involve algebraic groups and their rational actions.
2021 Anagha Madhusudanan 🔈  Mathematical aspects of turbulence: where do we stand? After a bachelor’s degree in Physics at the University of Delhi in India, Anagha went on to do a master’s degree in Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bristol, UK. This was followed up with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Melbourne in Australia, and then a postdoctoral position at GALCIT in the California Institute of Technology, USA. She is interested in the analysis of low-order mathematical models of turbulent fluid flows, and particularly focuses on wall-bounded flows. 
2021 Antoine Remond-Tiedrez 🔈


Mathematical aspects of turbulence: where do we stand? Antoine completed his BSc and Master of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Warwick, followed by a PhD in Mathematical Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University and a postdoctoral position as Van Vleck Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests lie in nonlinear partial differential equations, in particular those arising in the study of fluid dynamics.
2021 Avi Mayorcas 🔈 Frontiers in kinetic theory: connecting microscopic to macroscopic scales Avi completed his BSc in Mathematics and Philosophy at the University of Nottingham, before obtaining an MSc in Mathematics at King’s College London followed by a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Oxford. His research interests lie at the intersection of stochastic analysis and interacting particle systems.
2021 Emine Yildirim 🔈 Cluster algebras and representation theory Emine Yıldırım was a Coleman Research Fellow at Queen’s University after obtaining her Ph.D. in Mathematics from Université du Québec à Montréal. She is interested in representation theory of algebras, cluster algebras, their categorisation, and related combinatorics.


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