Program for mathematics 2016

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 84 prominent researchers in Mathematics during 2014-2022. The funding amounts to a total of SEK 160 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

Grants 2016:

Five established researchers from outside Sweden will be visiting professors at Swedish universities:

Professor Nageswari Shanmugalingam, University of Cincinnati (Linköping University)
Studying broken spaces

Professor Alfonso Montes Rodriguez, Universidad de Sevilla (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
New results in operator theory

Professor Jean-Christophe Yoccoz, Collège de France (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
On the border of chaos 

Professor Alicia Dickenstein, Universidad de Buenos Aires (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
Algebraic geometry with applications in biochemistry 

Professor Arno Kuijlaars, KU Leuven, (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
New Discoveries on the Way to Infinity

Five established researchers receive funding for a postdoctoral position in Sweden for foreign researchers:

Associate Professor Tilman Bauer, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Calculating step by step

Associate Professor Maurice Duits, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Understanding randomness

Professor Denis Gaidashev, Uppsala University
Solving one of the Millennium Prize Problems 

Associate Professor Cecilia Holmgren, Uppsala University
Studying random networks 

Associate Professor Elizabeth Wulcan, Chalmers University of Technology
Studies of complex spaces

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

Seidon Alsaody, Uppsala University (Institut Camille Jordan, Lyon, France)
Expanding Theories of Symmetries to New Areas 

Afshin Goodarzi, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
New Problems with Old Roots

Cecilia Karlsson, Uppsala University (Stanford University, USA)
Studies of abstract knots

Ivan Martino, Stockholm University, (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)
Old problems in a new context

Andreas Minne, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy)
Boundaries in constant change