Program for Mathematics 2014

In order for Sweden to regain an international, cutting edge position in Mathematics, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, in cooperation with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, will support 84 prominent researchers in Mathematics during 2014-2022.

The funding amounts to a total of SEK 160 million, and in the first application round 15 positions have been filled.

The aim is for Sweden to recover its position at the international cutting edge by giving the best young researchers international experience and by recruiting young as well as more experienced mathematicians to Sweden.

The program includes several parts:

  • Nomination of guest professors
  • Postdoctoral Scholarship Program in Mathematics for researchers from outside Sweden
  • Postdoctoral Scholarship Program in Mathematics for researchers with a Swedish doctors degree

In the first application round, in March 2014, 15 positions have been filled.

Guest professors at Swedish universities

Prof. Lars Andersson, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Germany, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Secrets of the universe revealed by Einstein’s equations
Prof. Stefano Serra Capizzano, University of Insubria, Italy, Uppsala University
Better tools for computer simulations
Prof. Ai-Hua Fan, University of Picardie Jules Verne, France, Lund University
Finding patterns in chaos
Prof. Mark David Groves, Saarland University, Germany, Lund University
Mathematics of solitary waves
Prof. Christiane Tretter, University of Bern, Switzerland, Stockholm University
Looking for order in absence of symmetry

Postdoctoral Scholarship Program in Mathematics for researchers from outside Sweden

Prof. Mats Boij, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Geometric objects contribute to deeper understanding of mathematical calculations
Prof. Pär Kurlberg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Understanding chaos in quantum micro-world
Prof. Volodymyr Mazorchuk, Uppsala University
Developing an abstract theory of a theory
Dr. Andreas Rosén, Chalmers University of Technology/ University of Gothenburg
New ways of looking at Dirac equations
Prof. Anna-Karin Tornberg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Computer analysis of movement patterns of fluid drops
Prof. Warwick Tucker, Uppsala University
A step closer to a solution of an old problem

Postdoctoral Scholarship Program in Mathematics at universities abroad and support for two years upon returning to Sweden.

Dr. Per Alexandersson, Stockholm University, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Focusing on the special properties of mathematical objects
Dr. Gabriel Bartolini, Linköping University, National Distance Education University, Spain
Revealing properties of complex surfaces
Dr. Georgios Dimitroglou Rizell, Paris-Sud University, France, University of Cambridge, UK
Telling apart a knot from a knot
Dr. Jens Wittsten, Kyoto University, Japan, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Mathematics of earth’s interior and chaos

The program provides SEK 160 million in funding, enabling 24 Swedish post-docs to go abroad, and 35 post-docs and 25 visiting professors to be recruited internationally to Swedish institutions. Additionally, SEK 40 million will be given to support the Royal Academy's Institut Mittag-Leffler, one of the top-ten Mathematics research institutes in the world.

Applications for the second round will be accepted 17 June – 15 October 2014