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About me

I am professor emeritus in mathematics at Luleå University of Technology. I am also professor emeritus in mathematics at Uppsala university, parttime professor at UiT The Artic University of Norway, Campus Narvik, and  honorary professor at Eurasian National University, Astana, Kazakhstan. I have been a supervisor for 62 students with PhD exams and additionally 12 with Licentiate exams. At the moment I am a supervisor for 5 PhD students in mathematics.  I was the President of the Swedish Mathematical Society 1996-1998 and I have been ordinary member 1995-2010 (secretary during 1995-2002) of the National Committee of Mathematics equipped with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Moreover, I initiated Centre of Applied Mathematics at Luleå University of Technology 1995 and was its Director till 2005. During 2008-2009 I  was director of Center of  Interdisciplinar Mathematics (CIM) at Uppsala University.

If you want to know more about me, my PhD students, my scientific work, my coauthors (at the moment around 170 persons from 39 different countries), my unique class travel from small village Svanabyn to be Professor in mathematics at several universities please visit my international homepage: http://www.larserikpersson.se/

Some other selected additional information:

  •  I am very interested in skiing and I 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. I have also fulfilled 19 marathon runnings (42 km) with the best time 2.49.

  • 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 below ("Related files") 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 one month to Collège de France by Pierre-Louis Lions to deliver a series of lectures (only one such invitation per year for researches from abroad).




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