Program for Mathematics 2018

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 prominent researchers in Mathematics during 2014-2026. The funding amounts to a total of SEK 500 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 recruited as visiting professors at Swedish universities (in parentheses)

Professor Sergey N. Naboko
St Petersburg State University, Russia (Stockholm University)

Transport in Nanostructures

Professor Gregory G. Smith
Queen’s University, Canada (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

Synergy between Several Branches of Mathematics

Professor Viviane Baladi
Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu, CNRS, France (Lund University)

Sensitive Chaotic Systems

Six researchers receive grants to recruit a foreign researcher for a postdoctoral position in Sweden:

Professor Hans Ringström
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Relativity Theory’s Recondite Secrets

Professor Anna-Karin Tornberg
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Modeling small-scale features

Associate Professor Martin Raum
Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg

The Mathematics Behind the Theory of Everything

Professor Sandra Pott
Lund University

New Focus on Old Problems

Associate Professor Alexander Berglund
Stockholm University

New Ways to Compare Geometric Objects

Associate Professor Jonas Bergström
Stockholm University

Classifying Curves

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

PhD Davit Karagulyan
KTH Royal Institute of Technology (University of Maryland, USA)

Random Walks in Random Surroundings

Doctoral student Aron Wennman
KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Tel Aviv University, Israel)

The Puzzle of Normal Distribution

Doctoral student Gleb Nenashev
Stockholm University (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)

Graphs reveal abstract shapes

Doctoral student Magnus Carlson
KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)

Secrets of Symmetries

Doctoral student Samuel Edwards
Uppsala University (Yale University, USA)

Examining Equal Distribution