Program for Mathematics 2023

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 2014-2030. 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, 134 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 Robert Moscrop
Uppsala University (Harvard University, Cambridge, USA)

New symmetries for modern physics 

Doctoral student Klara Courteaut
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (New York University, USA)

Statistics for extreme events 

Doctoral student Erik Lindell
Stockholm University (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

Elusive symmetries in geometric spaces 

Doctoral student Thomas Blom
Stockholm University (University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Better approximations of abstract spaces 

Dr Scott Mason
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (University of Cambridge, UK)

Model for random phase transitions 

Dr Mats Bylund
Lund University (Université Paris-Saclay, France)

Models for small disturbances in chaos 

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

Associate Professor Anna Sakovich
Uppsala University 

Mass in a curved spacetime 

Professor Kaj Nyström
Uppsala University

New perspectives on evolutionary free boundary problems

Associate Professor Wushi Goldring
Stockholm University

Building mathematics’ biggest bridge 

Associate Professor Cecilia Holmgren
Uppsala University

Capturing chance in mathematical models 

Professor Axel Målqvist
Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg

New computational methods for new materials 

Six established researchers from outside Sweden will be visiting professors at Swedish universities (in brackets)

Professor Gianpaolo Scalia Tomba
Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy (Stockholm University) 

The mathematics of contagion 

Professor Stefan Schwede
University of Bonn, Germany (Stockholm University)

A global perspective on symmetries 

Professor Benjamin Klopsch
Heinrich Heine Universität, Düsseldorf, Germany (Lund University) 

Infinite spaces with fractional dimensions 

Professor Igor Shparlinski
Department of Pure Mathematics, University of New South Wales, Australia (KTH, Stockholm) 

Deeper insight into integer puzzles

Professor Yingda Cheng
Michigan State University, USA (Uppsala University) 

Computing unusual wave phenomena 

Professor Michael Stillman
Cornell University, USA (KTH, Stockholm)

Better algorithms for algebraic geometry