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PhD opening on physics-based models for pedestrian motion (ANR MADRAS)

We are looking for a bright and motivated candidate for a doctoral position (PhD) on the physics-based modelling of pedestrian motion, at Institut Lumière Matière, in Lyon.

This position is fully funded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche within the French-German project MADRAS, whose exciting goal is to develop, validate, and exploit novel models to describe dense crowd dynamics. The student will have the opportunity to collaborate with leading scientists in the field, in an interdisciplinary context: Mohcine CHRAIBI in Jülich (Germany), Antoine TORDEUX in Wuppertal (Germany), Benoit GAUDOU, Nicolas VERSTAEVEL and Frédéric AMBLARD in Toulouse (France).

The successful candidate will hold a Masters degree (or an Engineers' degree) in Statistical Physics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or Fluid Mechanics, and (s)he will be eager to be involved in an interdisciplinary project.

The application process will start in October. Meanwhile, informal enquiries are welcome and should be addressed to


Institut Lumière Matière (CNRS & Univ. Lyon 1)

   Bât. Brillouin (4ème étage, 14-001)

   10 rue Ada Byron
   69622 Villeurbanne Cedex

Phone : (+33)