Program for mathematics 2017

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

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

Professor Frank Ball
University of Nottingham (Stockholm University)

Developing better epidemiology models

Professor Bassam Fayad
Université Paris Diderot (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

Extending the theory of almost stable systems

Professor Jonathan Partington
University of Leeds (Lund University)

Developing more robust control theory models 

Four researchers receive grants for recruiting a researcher from outside Sweden to a postdoctoral position in Sweden

PhD David Witt Nyström 
Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg                      

New tools put old results in a new light 

Associate Professor David Rydh
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

A new perspective on complicated geometric objects 

Associate Professor Jakob Nordström
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

On effective proofs for solvable problems 

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

PhD Dmitrii Zhelezov
Chalmers University of Technology (Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics in Budapest, Hungary)

From Goldbach conjecture to modern arithmetic combinatorics 

PhD Erik Duse
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, (University of Helsinki, Finland)

Mapping randomness in a flat world

PhD Ludvig af Klinteberg
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, (Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada)

Better Numerical Solutions of Flow Equations 

Doctoral student Eskil Rydhe
Lund University, (University of Leeds, Great Britain)

Finding solvable subsystems 

PhD Isac Hedén
Uppsala University, (University of Warwick, Great Britain)

Understanding the easiest among the most difficult 

Doctoral student Kaj Börjeson
Stockholm University, (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

Loop Spaces – a new way to solve old problems