Program for mathematics 2016

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.

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

Five established researchers from outside Sweden will be visiting professors at Swedish universities:

Professor Nageswari Shanmugalingam 
University of Cincinnati (Linköping University)

Studying broken spaces

Professor Alfonso Montes Rodriguez
Universidad de Sevilla (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

New results in operator theory

Professor Jean-Christophe Yoccoz
Collège de France (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

On the border of chaos 

Professor Alicia Dickenstein
Universidad de Buenos Aires (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

Algebraic geometry with applications in biochemistry 

Professor Arno Kuijlaars
KU Leuven, (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

New Discoveries on the Way to Infinity

Five established researchers receive funding for a postdoctoral position in Sweden for foreign researchers:

Associate Professor Tilman Bauer
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Calculating step by step

Associate Professor Maurice Duits
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Understanding randomness

Professor Denis Gaidashev
Uppsala University

Solving one of the Millennium Prize Problems 

Associate Professor Cecilia Holmgren
Uppsala University

Studying random networks 

Associate Professor Elizabeth Wulcan
Chalmers University of Technology

Studies of complex spaces

Five researchers receive postdoctoral positions at foreign universities and funding for two years after they return to Sweden:

Seidon Alsaody
Uppsala University
(Institut Camille Jordan, Lyon, France)

Expanding Theories of Symmetries to New Areas 

Afshin Goodarzi
KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)

New Problems with Old Roots

Cecilia Karlsson
Uppsala University (Stanford University, USA)

Studies of abstract knots

Ivan Martino
Stockholm University, (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)

Old problems in a new context

Andreas Minne
KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy)

Boundaries in constant change