03 November 2015

DFF postdoctoral grant for Kang Li


The Danish Council for Independent Research (Natural Sciences) has awarded eight postdoctoral grants to research talents in Denmark. One of these is Kang Li, soon-to-be-PhD at the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

Kang Li

The appropriations are intended to give young researchers the best conditions to deliver significant research at a high international level. The grant supports Kang Li’s postdoc recruitment at the University of Münster, Germany.

Kang Li was born in Changsha, China, but raised in Denmark. He has a bachelor's and a master's degree in mathematics from University of Copenhagen - and in a few weeks he will defend his PhD thesis "Property A and coarse embedding of locally compact groups". Uffe Haagerup and Ryszard Nest have been his supervisors.

Kang Li will stay some months at MATH as a research assistant, until he - thanks to the grant from the DFF - starts in an postdoc position at the University of Münster from March 1, 2016. He has previously visited University of Münster as a research student under the guidance of Professor Siegfried Echterhof.

His postdoctoral research project is entitled "The Baum-Connes Conjecture for Algebraic Groups".