Program for mathematics 2020

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)

Professors Eero Saksman 
University of Helsinki, Finland
Professor Paul Wiegmann 
University of Chicago, USA (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

Modern physics in a stricter costume

Professor Masatoshi Noumi
Kobe University, Japan (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

New mathematics for quantum mechanical models

Dr Paolo Ghiggini
Université de Nantes, France (Uppsala University)

Odd dimensional spaces get a new description

Dr Gerard Freixas i Montplet
Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu – Paris Rive Gauche, France (Chalmers University of Technology)

At the boundary between geometry and arithmetic

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

Professor Pär Kurlberg
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Tracing chaos in the quantum world

Associate Professor Kevin Schnelli
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Finding rules where randomness prevails

Dr Anders Södergren
Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg

The mystery of prime numbers leads to new mathematics

Associate professor Sofia Tirabassi
Stockholm University

Unknown properties of abstract geometric objects

Associate Professor Thomas Kragh
Uppsala University

Will explore Weinstein manifolds

Associate Professor Alexander Berglund
Stockholm University

The key to uniting global and local properties

Six researchers will hold postdoctoral positions at foreign universities and have funding for two years after returning to Sweden:

Doctoral student Tomas Berggren 
KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)

Probabilities in a flat world

Dr Jacopo Emmenegger
Stockholm University (University of Genoa, Italy)

In search of bugs in computer programs

Dr Stefano Marseglia
Stockholm University (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)

Efficient algorithms for new mathematics

Doctoral student Lisa Nicklasson
Stockholm University (University of Genoa, Italy)

Arranging and sorting algebraic structures

Doctoral student Bashar Saleh
Stockholm University (University of Barcelona, Spain)

Algebra brings order to topological spaces

Dr Dag Nilsson
Lund University (Saarland University, Germany)

Unruly waves get their solution