ALGB: Algebra, Incidence Geometry


18/02/2016 - 10:15

On the 16th of February Cédric Villani gave an inspiring talk on mathematics at the renowned TED conference. Villani tackles perplexing problems in mathematical physics, analysis and geometry with rigor, wit and a signature personal style.His Byronesque hair, colorful ascots and spider brooches have earned Cédric Villani the nickname “the Lady Gaga of Mathematics.” But this moniker has not obscured Villani’s deeper, serious mission: inspiring students to delve into the mysteries of mathematics. Villani’s fame is based on his work resolving difficult problems of kinetic theory, for which he received the Fields Medal in 2010. His book Birth of a Theorem is an exhilarating journey into the nocturnal dilemmas of mathematicians hot on the trail of discovery.

11/01/2016 - 10:30

Professor Stefaan Vaes will take up the Francqui Chair 2015-2016 at the Department of Mathematics, VUB.
Stefaan Vaes is professor of mathematics at the KU Leuven and is an expert in von Neumann algebras and ergodic actions. In 2015 he obtained the prestigious Francqui prize.
Inaugural lecture: Classification of von Neumann algebras and their quantum symmetries - Monday 22 February 2016 at 18:00.

16/12/2015 - 15:00

On December 16 2015 Sara Rottey obtained the academic degree of DOCTOR IN SCIENCES with the following doctoral thesis:

Characterising substructures of finite projective spaces

Promotors: Dr. Geertrui Van de Voorde, Prof. Dr. Philippe Cara and Prof. Dr. Leo Storme

Joint Phd with Universiteit Gent

18/11/2015 - 16:15

Eric Jespers, Full Professor at the Mathematics Department of Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and Ángel del Río, Full Professor at the Mathematics Department of Universidad de Murcia, are the co-autors of a new two-volume graduate textbook entitled 'GROUP RING - GROUPS'. With a comprehensive, state-of-the-art account of describing large subgroups of the unit group of the integral group ring of a finite
group and, more generally, of the unit group of an order in a finite dimensional semisimple rational algebra.

27/03/2015 - 16:00

On March 27th 2015 Inneke Van Gelder obtained the academic degree of DOCTOR in SCIENCES with the following doctoral thesis:
Group representations: idempotents in group algebras and applications to units
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Eric Jespers
Co-promotor: Prof. Dr. Gabriela Olteanu

08/12/2014 - 09:45

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31/10/2014 - 17:30

On October 31, 2014 Georg KLEIN obtained the Academic degree of
DOCTOR in SCIENCE with the following doctoral thesis:
Finitely presented algebras defined by permutation relations
promotor: Prof. Dr. Eric Jespers