27 April 2021

Marie Curie grant to Lars Kühne’s research in diophantine geometry


Lars Kühne, postdoc at the Algebra & Geometry section, has been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship to support his research project "Diophantine Geometry" here at our department.

Lars Kühne

The duration of the fellowship is 24 months, starting 1 April 2021. The monetary value of the grant is a bit more than 207.000 Euro.

Lars’ research project is centres around the Bogomolov conjecture. In the last two decades, the Bogomolov conjecture for abelian varieties has been continually extended to more general settings. There is, for example, now an analogue of the Bogomolov conjecture for subvarieties of abelian families and general dynamical systems.

In his research, Lars focuses on extending classical and developing new tools in diophantine geometry to prove these general versions of the Bogomolov conjecture. His recent advances have been the proof of a uniform version of the Bogomolov conjecture for curves embedded in their Jacobian as well as a proof of the relative Bogomolov conjecture in fibered products of elliptic families.

Lars obtained all his degrees (BSc, MSc, PhD) from ETH Zurich. He has been a postdoc at SNS Pisa, the Max Planck Institute in Bonn, the Fields Institute in Toronto, and an Ambizione Fellow of the Swiss National Science Foundation at the University of Basel. Since July 2020, he has worked as a postdoc at the University of Copenhagen.

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions supports the opportunity for researchers to do research abroad. Read more about the Research Fellowship Programme.