27 November 2017

Marie Curie grants to two SYM postdocs


Tobias Barthel and Gábor Szabo, postdoc researchers from the Centre for Symmetry and Deformation, have won the competitive Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship, which they will carry at our department.

Tobias BarthelThe grants runs for 24 months starting 1st of January 2018, each with a total amount of a bit more than 200.000 Euros, and is sponsored by the European Union.

Tobias Barthel’s project is called “The geometry of chromatic categories”. This project studies the local and global structure of some fundamental categories in algebra and topology from a geometric point of view. Two of the guiding questions are how such categories can be assembled from their local pieces and which generic properties are encoded in their compactifications. Professor Jesper Grodal will be Tobias’ mentor.

Tobias was employed as a postdoc at MATH 1 September 2016, where he works with the Topology research group. Tobias studied mathematics at the University of Oxford and has been a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn.

Gábor SzaboGábor Szabo’s project is called “Structure and Classification of C*-dynamics”. The challenge is to advance the structure theory for natural classes of C*-dynamics, in particular coming either from time evolutions or actions of amenable groups, by capitalizing on recent spectacular advances in the Elliott classification program for simple nuclear C*-algebras. Professor Mikael Rørdam will be Gábor’s mentor.

Gábor joined our department and the research group Non-Commutative Geometry 1 September 2017. He obtained his PhD at the University of Münster in 2015 and continued as a postdoc in Münster and in Aberdeen.