12 February 2016

Upcoming MATH professor receives ERC Grant


European Research Council (ERC) has today announced that the Danish mathematician, Professor Søren Galatius, is awarded the prestigious 2015 Consolidator Grant.

Søren GalatiusThe Department of Mathematical Sciences is very proud to have recruited Galatius who begin a professorship at the department 1 April 2016.

Galatius received his PhD degree from the University of Aarhus in 2004, and has since been employed at Stanford University - from 2011 as a professor. Søren Galatius is 39 years old and is considered - along with American Jacob Lurie (Harvard) - for his generation's most gifted mathematician in the algebraic topological field.

The 1.99 million euro grant is assigned to the five-year research project "Moduli Spaces, Manifolds and Arithmetic".

8 out of 10 Danish ERC grantees are from the University of Copenhagen, which means about 17 million euros (127 million DKK) for research projects at the University. The grants will for example be used to build a research staffs about the grant recipients.