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Research in Stockholm

Mathematical research has a long-standing tradition in Stockholm ever since the days of Gösta Mittag-Leffler. Today the Stockholm area has developed into an important international hub for scientific work in mathematics.

The research that is being carried out within SMC is very broad in scope, encompassing essentially all fields of mathematics, with many related sciences also represented. Around 150 active researchers and 100 graduate students at SMC all contribute, together with numerous postdocs and visiting scientists at the nearby Institut Mittag-Leffler, to the unique mathematical research environment here in Stockholm.

Among the particularly strong research areas represented at SMC one finds several parts of analysis such as dynamical systems, partial differential equations and stochastics, many aspects of geometry such as algebraic & differential geometry, algebraic topology, combinatorics, number theory, mathematical physics, biostatistics, actuarial and financial mathematics, and computational mathematics with numerical analysis and theoretical computer science.

The combined strength of the SMC mathematics research can be measured in several ways. Since the year 2000, researchers in Stockholm have received a third of all grants from the Swedish Research Council in mathematics. Of the 32 Göran Gustafsson prizes in mathematics nationally awarded since the start in 1991, as many as 15 have gone to the researchers active within SMC and around half of the Wallenberg Academy Fellows and Scholars are active within SMC. Several mathematicians belonging to SMC have also been invited lecturers at the International Congress of Mathematicians.

Links to research groups

  • Probability and Statistics ( KTH  and SU )
  • Applied and Computational Mathematics ( KTH  and SU )
  • Algebra, Combinatorics and Geometry ( KTH  and SU )
  • Analysis and Number Theory ( KTH  and SU )
  • Logic and Theoretical Computer Science ( KTH  and SU )