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. 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