Department of Mathematics

Research grant to Samuel Edwards from Uppsala


Knut och Alice Wallenberg foundation continues to invest in mathematics. According to the chair Peter Wallenberg jr, mathematics is important for handling the huge amounts of data that we are exposed to today. Therefore, the foundation is investing in development of basic research in mathematics and awarding grants to fourteen mathematicians. One of the researchers to receive a grant is Samuel Edwards, who will defend his doctoral thesis at the department of mathematics in Uppsala on June 8. 

Congratulations! How does it feel?

- Good and exciting! I also did my bachelor and master's here in Uppsala, so it's going to be interesting to move to the USA.  

What does this grant mean for your continued research?

- The grant will enable for me to do research at Yale for two years, and then it'll provide a job guarantee for another two years, so it's an amazing opportunity.