On November 1, Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen, professor and previous head of center at the DNRF’s Centre for Quantum Geometry of Moduli Spaces (QGM) at Aarhus University, became the leader of a new permanent research center at the University of Southern Denmark. The research activities at the new Centre for Quantum Mathematics (QM) stem from research conducted at the Center of Excellence QGM, which was funded by the DNRF from 2009 to 2019 with a total grant of 89.2 million DKK.
Professor Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen, who was the head of center at the DNRF’s recently closed Center of Excellence QGM at Aarhus University, has taken up a position as a professor at the University of Southern Denmark and the leader of the new Centre for Quantum Mathematics (QM), where he will continue his work with mathematical problems at the intersection between mathematics and theoretical physics.
“The Centre for Quantum Mathematics will focus particularly on all the elements of mathematics that are necessary for creating the mathematical foundation of quantum theory. We have already provided the mathematical foundation of several quantum field theories and built up new theories for quantization of curved phase spaces,” said Professor Ellegaard.
Ellegaard Andersen has established himself as a top researcher within his field, and as the leader of the new center, he has the potential to establish a top-class international research environment. In addition, Professor Ellegaard brings to the new center the project called “Recursive and Exact New Quantum Theory” (ReNewQuantum), which last year received one of the desirable 10-million-euro grants from the European Research Council (ERC). The project takes its point of departure in quantum-theoretical research, which was also the overarching focus at the DNRF Center of Excellence QGM.