Program for Mathematics 2019

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 2014-2029. The funding amounts to a total of SEK 650 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

Four established researchers from outside Sweden recruited as visiting professors at Swedish universities (in parentheses)

Professor Robert Bruner
Wayne State University, Detroit, USA (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

Computer codes solve abstract mathematical problems

Associate professor Stephen Pankavich 
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, USA (Chalmers University of Technology)

Cosmic plasma in a mathematical suit

Professor Gernot Akemann
Bielefeld University, Germany (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

New mathematics keeps track of randomness

Associatie professor Daniel Appelö
University of Colorado, Boulder, USA (Uppsala University)

Computer models for how waves propagate

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

Professor Henrik Shahgholian
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

A sandpile as a model for natural phenomena

Professor Håkan Hedenmalm
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Physics as the source of new mathematics

Associate professor Danijela Damjanovic
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

When chaos creates stability

Associate professor Wushi Goldring
Stockholm University

On the origins of geometric objects

Dr. Julia Brandes
Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg

New solutions to Antique problems

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

Doctoral student Simon Larson
KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, Germany)

Hearing the shape of a drum

PhD Axel Ringh
KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China)

On the correct and rapid allocation of resources 

PhD Gabriele Baletti
Stockholm University (Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany)

New discrete forms for continuous objects

PhD Jakob Hultgren
Chalmers University of Technology (University of Maryland College Park, Maryland, USA)

New tools for capturing the unruly

PhD Jakob Zimmermann
Uppsala University (University of East Anglia, Norwich, Great Britain)

Looking for mathematics’ common ground

Doctoral student Susanna Figueiredo de Rezende
KTH Institute of Technology (Czech Academy of Sciences,Prague, Czechia)

On short and long mathematical proofs