9 September 2020

Niels Martin Møller, Associate Professor of Mathematics


The Dean has appointed Niels Martin Møller as Associate Professor of Mathematics at the Department for Mathematical Sciences from 1 September 2020.

Niels Martin MøllerNiels Martin joined the department four years ago as a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Mathematics. He is a member of the Algebra & Geometry Section and has played a pivotal role in the foundation of Copenhagen Center for Geometry and Topology (GeoTop), a Center of Excellence awarded by the Danish National Research Foundation.

Previously, Niels Martin was employed as Instructor of Mathematics at Princeton University for three years. In the year before coming to Copenhagen University, he was the S.-S. Chern Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UNESCO’s International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Italy, and a Member at MSRI in Berkeley, California.

His research interests are mainly in geometric analysis, where differential geometry and topology meet nonlinear partial differential equations, and in mathematical physics. He works primarily on minimal surfaces, and on singular partial differential equations, and applications of techniques from these subjects to the study of singularities and solitons in curvature flows, with the solution of topological problems in mind.

Niels Martin is well-known as a deep mathematician, who has solved very difficult, foundational problems, and is internationally recognized as a leading young researcher in his field. His work has been highly influential and has led to a spike of research activity in the area and to an unusually large number of citations for a researcher of his age.

Furthermore, he has built a strong international network and is frequently invited to talk at conferences, workshops and seminars all over the world. He has been very successful in attracting external research funding that has allowed him to establish an internationally competitive research group in geometry in Copenhagen. In particular, he holds a very competitive Sapere Aude Research Leader Grant from the Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF).

Niels Martin is an active member of the Young Academy under the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, as a contributor to opinion pieces on science policy and in outreach programs for the general audience. Niels Martin is known as a good and dedicated university teacher and is a frequent guest in radio shows about Mathematics and Physics here and abroad.

Niels Martin grew up on the peninsula of Djursland and attended the high school of Grenaa, graduating as one of Denmark's highest ranked students. Niels Martin holds BSc and MSc degrees from University of Aarhus and a PhD degree from MIT in Boston, USA.

You can find Niels Martin in office 04.4.14.