ERC Advanced Grant for Marc Levine

Mathematician receives high promotion ERC Advanced Grant for Marc Levine

2019-04-01 Levine Marc

Mathematician and UDE Professor Dr. Marc Levine is receiving one of the much sought-after ERC Advanced Grants. With these grants the European Research Council is supporting groundbreaking and visionary research. 2.1 Million euros are going to Levine – him being a leading expert worldwide in the field of algebraic geometry - , so that he is able to realize his project over the coming five years. It is called QUADAG – Quadratic refinements in algebraic geometry.

Levine’s fundamental research project is part of so-called enumerative geometry. This subarea has been main research of algebraic geometry for approximately 30 years also because it is tightly linked to mathematical physics.

„Simply said, enumerative geometry counts how many solutions there are for specific predetermined geometric problems. In my project QUADAG I am going to apply quadratic forms in order to explain familiar aspects of this exciting research branch as well as find out new ones“, says Professor Levine. „There is still plenty of the unexplained in enumerative geometry. Therefore I hope that my findings will shine a light on some things and in addition contribute to the solution of problems relating to real numbers, rational numbers or finite fields.“

US-American Marc Levine has been Professor for Algebraic Geometry and Algebraic Topology at UDE since 2009. He took part in developing the theory of algebraic cobordism. His outstanding contributions have been honored with numerous awards, among them the Wolfgang Paul Award and the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship.


Further Information: Prof. Dr. Marc Levine, Algebraische Geometrie/Algebraische Topologie, Tel. 0201/18 3-3114

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