Program for mathematics 2022

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.

Including this year’s grants, 117 researchers have received funding since 2014.

The program includes several parts:

  • Postdoctoral Scholarship Program in Mathematics for researchers with a Swedish doctors degree
  • Postdoctoral Scholarship Program in Mathematics for researchers from outside Sweden
  • Nomination of guest professors

Six researchers receive international postdoctoral positions and funding for two years after they return to Sweden:

Doctoral student Eric Ahlqvist
KTH Royal Institute of Technology (University of Edinburgh, UK)

New calculations will solve old problems

Doctoral student Isabel Haasler
KTH Royal Institute of Technology (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland)

Estimating a graph

Doctoral student Adem Limani
Lund University (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain)

Special function spaces for special functions

Doctoral student Jeroen Hekking
KTH Royal Institute of Technology (University of Regensburg, Germany)

To get past a stopping point

Dr. Johan Wärnegård
KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Columbia University, New York, USA)

Models for a connected world

Doctoral student Mingchen Xia
Chalmers University of Technology (École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France)

The shape of the universe

Six researchers receive funding for recruiting an international researcher to a postdoctoral position in Sweden:

Professor Michael Björklund
Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg

The randomness of fractions

Dr Josefin Ahlkrona
Stockholm University

More accurate simulations of ice sheets

Professor Sandra Di Rocco
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

Point clouds as a model for data analysis

Associate professor Lilian Matthiesen
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

Simple questions about prime numbers are the hardest to answer

Associate professor Jian Qiu
Uppsala University

Tricky knots get their solution

Professor David Rydh
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

Taming stacks with new concepts

Three established international researchers recruited as visiting professors at Swedish universities (in brackets):

Associate professor Matthew Kennedy
University of Waterloo, Canada (Stockholm University)

Two modern theories in a productive cooperation

Associate professor Antonio Lerario
International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm)

Geometry for data analysis

Professor Ayman Kachmar
Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon (Lund University)

Superconductivity in a new mathematical form