Additional information

Some selected additional information:

  •  I am very interested in sport and especially skiing where I in particular have participated and finished the Swedish crosscountry skiing competition “Vasaloppet” (90 km.) at 44 different occasions. Moreover,  I have also participated “öppet spår” (90 km) the week before 24 times. In fact, I have participated both “öppet spår” sunday and monday and the ordinary “Vasaloppet” the next sunday at eight occasions. My best time in Vasaloppet is 4.56. also fulfilled 19 marathon runnings (42 km) with the best time 2.49. There are several articles about me also concerning my skiing, see e.g. the the article in Swedish national newspaper Aftonbladet:
  • I was member for six years of the board NT-R (Mathematics and Technical Mathematics) at the Swedish Research Council which is a government agency that distributes the funding for basic research  of the highest quality in Sweden. I was chairman of this board four of these years(2010, 2012-2014). In particular, we early did the following report concerning this  (see document “granskning bidrag vetenskapsrådet.pdf” below).
  • I am also very involved to make mathematics known in the society outside the university and got a personal award for this in 2008 (Ångpanneföreningens research foundation) of 100 000 SEK. Only one scientist (all subjects) get this award each year. Examples of such external activities are:
    a) Popular mathematics lectures in schools etc. As examples see the Power Point slides (see “Related files” below) and the 56 min lecture on Swedish national television (Channel of Knowledge).
    b) Development of “A Basic Course in Applied Mathematics”  webcourse in applied mathematics mainly for Ph.D. students in other subjects than mathematics, teachers in the Swedish gymnasium and engineers in the industry. The course is partly based on the following course book: J. D. Logan, 1987. Applied Mathematics: A Contemporary Approach, John Wiley & Sons, New York, but it also contains much complementary material developed by myself.
  • I have been invited researcher to several universities. For example, in November 2015 I was invited to Collège de France by Pierre-Louis Lions to deliver a series of lectures (only one such invitation per year for researches from abroad).
  • There are also a page about me on wikipedia
  • I have been a supervisor of 62 students with PhD exams (on the right photo below you see me with the last two PhD theses defended in June 2018 by Guldarya Shambilova and Raya Ahmetkalyieva and at the same occasion, on the left photo taken just outside my office, where I try to prove that I still have kept some talent as active fotboll player from my young years)