A.F. Monna Fund

Goal: broaden mathematics students' horizons & promote mathematics education & research at the Mathematical Institute of the UU
Founded by: Adriaan Monna, son of Utrecht mathematics professor Antonie F. Monna (1909-1995)

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After more than 15 years, the A.F. Monna Fund still contributes to the broadening of horizons of the mathematics students of Utrecht University. The fund provides mobility scholarships for students and also makes the annual 'Monna lecture' possible. This is a festive lecture for a general mathematical audience by a renowned mathematician.

Who are eligible for subsidy?

Bachelor and Master students of mathematics may apply for reimbursement of travel or accommodation expenses within the framework of a research project or participation in a workshop, conference or competition. Read more below about the Dr. A.F. Monna Fund, the initiatives it supports and how you can contribute.

My father has worked at the Mathematics Institute with much satisfaction and in a friendly atmosphere. The Mathematics Institute and the Utrecht University Fund are very meticulous with the resources. Even though it wasn't my intention, I experience a lot of satisfaction from the Named Fund. It's nice to donate in your lifetime.

Adriaan Monna

About the founder and A.F. Monna

The Dr. A.F. Monna Fund was founded by Adriaan Monna, son of former Utrecht mathematics professor Antonie F. Monna (1909-1995). In comparison with the Dutch mathematicians of his generation, the life course of A.F. Monna (1909-1995) is somewhat unusual. He studied in Leiden and obtained his doctorate there in 1935. After a short teaching period, he worked for several years as an insurance mathematician. He then worked as a civil servant at the Ministry of Education, Arts and Sciences.

In addition to his work at the ministry, he continued to practice mathematics. Every year he published publications. It was not until 1961, when he started working as a researcher at Utrecht University, that his great passion became his daily work.

Monna became known mainly because of his innovative research on p-adic analysis. But he also left his mark in other fields, such as abstract potential theory, mathematics education and the history of mathematics.