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New CentrE for Quantum Mathematics

SDU empowering research in quantum mathematics

Professor Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen, who last year received a 10-million-euro grant from the European Research Council, is to head new centre.

By Sune Holst, , 11/1/2019

One of Denmark’s leading scientists in quantum mathematics, Jø­rgen Ellegaard Andersen, joins SDU as professor on 1 November. He is to head a new centre for quantum mathematics.

Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen brings along the project ’Recursive and Exact New Quantum Theory’, which last year received a 10-million-euro grant (74,6m DKK) from the European Research Council.

- With the new permanent centre, we are well positioned as leading player within the field, both in terms of the mathematical foundation that offers new possibilities to combine the theory with Einstein’s theory of relativity, and in terms of the very exciting new quantum engineering applications, says Henrik Bindslev, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering.

Strong advisors behind the centre

For the new centre, Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen has assembled an international Advisory Board where six of its members are the proud recipients of the Fields Medal – a prestigious mark of honour often referred to as ‘the Nobel Prize in Mathematics’.

- The international Advisory Board is representing a very strong link to the absolute world elite within this research field and it will assist in identifying and attracting budding stars to SDU, says Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen.

D-IAS Chair

Along with his new position, Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen has been appointed Chair of D-IAS. Danish Institute for Advanced Study (D-IAS) is SDU’s interdisciplinary elite research centre with focus on cutting-edge research across all five faculties.