prof. dr. E.J.N. Looijenga
E.J.N.Looijenga@uu.nl
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Leeropdracht
Pure mathematics
Profiel

Algebraic and analytic Geometry and geometric aspects of mathematical
physics

  • ICM talk (1978) 
  • Ordinary member KNAW (1995)
  • Fellow American Mathematical Society (2012)
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Curriculum vitae

Education and career                                                                                 

1965   Finished high school (HBS-B). 
1965-71 Mathematics study at the University of Amsterdam (M.Sc.) 
1971-73 Stay at the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHÉS) in Bures- sur-Yvette (Fr.) on a stipend of the Dutch Organisation for the Advancement of Pure Research (ZWO).
1973-74 Junior position at the University of Amsterdam.
1974 Ph.D. with N.H. Kuiper (June).
1974-75 Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the University of Liverpool.
1975-87 Professor at the University of Nijmegen.
1987-90 Professor at the University of Amsterdam.
Fall 1990 Visiting professor at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor).
Spring 1991 Visiting professor at the University of Utah (Salt Lake City).
1991-2013 Professor at the University of Utrecht.
2013- Professor at the Mathematical Sciences Center, Tsinghua University (Beijing).

 

Sabbaticals and long term visits

Fall 1976 Sonderforschungsbereich für Theoretische Mathematik (Bonn, Germany).
Jan. 1978 IHÉS (Bures-sur-Yvette, France)
Spring 1980  Yale University (New Haven, USA): course on Singularities.
Jan. 1982 IHÉS (Bures-sur-Yvette, France)
Jan.-March 1983 IHÉS (Bures-sur-Yvette, France)
Jan. 1985 IHÉS (Bures-sur-Yvette, France)
Fall 1985 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: special year on Singularities: semester course on Lefschetz Theorems.
Spring 1987 Columbia University (New York, USA)
May 1987 Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, USA)
Spring 1990 TATA Institute for Fundamental Research (Bombay, India).
May 1993 Mathematics Sciences Research Institute (Berkeley, USA)
Spring 1997 IHÉS (Bures-sur-Yvette, France)
Spring 2002 Mathematics Sciences Research Institute (Berkeley, USA)
Spring 2006 Laboratoire Jean Dieudonné (Université Nice, France) 
May 2007 Institut Mittag-Leffler (Djursholm, Sweden)
Sept. 2008 Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa, Italy)
June 2010 Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa, Italy)
Fall 2011 Mathematics Sciences Center at Tsinghua University (Beijing, PR China): semester course on Moduli of Curves
Jan 2013 Chinese University of Hong Kong
March 2013 Mathematics Sciences Center at Tsinghua University

 

Selected invited lectures

I give between 5 and 8 talks by invitation per year. Here is a selection:

1978 International Congress of  Mathematicians at  Helsinki (Aug. 15-23).
1979 Mathematische Arbeitstagung Bonn (June).
1980 Plenary talk at the Congress of the Dutch Mathematical Society.
1980 Singularities Conference in Katata, Japan (Sept. 3-9), sponsored by the Taniguchi Foundation.
1981  A.M.S. Symposium 
Singularities at Arcata (July 20-Aug. 7).
1984 Algebraic Geometry Conference sponsored by the CMS in Vancouver (1984, July 1-12).
1992 First European Congress of  Mathematicians at Paris (July 6-10).
1993 Séminaire Bourbaki (March).
1995 Mathematische Arbeitstagung Bonn (June).
1995 A.M.S. Symposium 
Algebraic Geometry at Santa Cruz (July-Aug.).
2000 
Séminaire Bourbaki (March).
2004 Bob MacPherson's 60th birthday celebration, Inst. for  Adv. Study, Princeton (Oct.).
2006 25th anniversary Max Planck Institut für Mathematik, Bonn (April).
2007 
Mathematische Arbeitstagung Bonn (June).
2008 
Crafoord Prize Symposium (Kontsevich and Witten laureates) (April).
2010 International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians (Distinguished International Lecturer), Beijing (Dec.).

 

Invited lecture series

1976 SFB Theoretische Mathematik (Bonn, Germany): lectures on Period mappings for Singularities.
1990 TIFR (Bombay, India): lectures on Intersection Cohomology and L
2-cohomology.
1993 Regional Geometry Institute at Park City, 10 x 60 min. Lectures on the (Inter)section Cohomology of Algebraic Varieties (July).
1999 Minicourse moduli spaces of curves 
ICTP Summerchool 1999, Moduli Spaces in Algebraic Geometry Trieste.
2005 
Plücker Lectures University of Bonn (Jan.).
2009 
Summer School on Hodge Theory and Algebraic Geometry (with Claire Voisin), Trento,  5 x 90 min. Lectures on Hodge theory  (Sept.).
2010 Minicourse at the 
De Giorgi Center in the Program on Configuration Spaces, Pisa, 3 x 90 min. lectures (June).
2011 
Joseph Fels Ritt Lectures, Two lectures on the Topological Characterization of the KZ-system, Columbia University, New York (Jan.).
2011 
Shiing-Shen Chern LecturesMathematical Science Center  Two lectures on Geometric Invariant Theory and the theory of Automorphic Forms,Tsinghua University, Beijing (Dec.)
2012 
ICMAT School on conformal blocks Three lectures on the WZW system. ICMAT Madrid (Oct.)
2013 Minicourse on Rational Surfaces and Singularities, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 3 x 90 min. (Jan.).
2013 Course on Rational Surfaces and Singularities, Mathematical Sciences Center Tsinghua, 8 x 90 min. (March).
2013 Lectures on Locally Symmetric Varieties and Moduli, RIMS Kyoto, 3 x 60 min. (June).

 

Editorial boards

Journals:
Michigan Mathematical Journal,
Algebraic Geometry,
EMS Surveys in Mathematical Sciences.

Book series:
North-Holland Mathematical Library, Elsevier.
Surveys in Modern  Mathematics, joint publication by Higher Education       Press inside China and International Press in the West.

Past editorships:
1997-2001   Journal of Algebraic Geometry,
1995-2003   Indagationes Mathematicae,
1993-2005   Compositio Mathematicae,
2002-2014   Journal of the European Mathematical Society.

Meetings (co-organization, membership of their scientific committees)

1979 Singularity Conference Oberwolfach, Sept. 2-8, with Theodor Bröcker and Dirk Siersma.

1980 Geometry Symposium Utrecht, Aug. 27-29 1980, with Floris Takens and Dirk Siersma (and co-editor of its proceedings).

1985 Singularity Conference Oberwolfach, Aug. 16-24, with Egbert Brieskorn and Horst Knörrer.

1993 Arbeitsgemeinschaft Homology and intersection theory of moduli spaces of curves, with Carl-Friedrich Bödigheimer, Oberwolfach April 12-17.

1993 Singularity Conference Luminy, with Francois Loeser and Ignacio Luengo July 19-24.

1997 Complex Geometry: relations with mathematical physics, August 24-30, with Arnaud Beauville, Fabrizio Catanese, Christian Okonek.

1998-1999 Special year on operads ending with a workshop, with I. Moerdijk.

1999 Complex Geometry: varieties of low dimension, Oberwolfach August 22-28, with Arnaud Beauville, Fabrizio Catanese, Christian Okonek.

1999 Codirector ICTP Summerchool 1999, Moduli Spaces in Algebraic Geometry, with Lothar Göttsche, Joseph le Potier and M.S. Narasimhan (Trieste).

2000 Algebraic geometry 2000, with Mark Green, Luc Illusie, Kazuya Kato, Shigeru Mukai, Shuji Saito, Sampei Usui  (Azumino, Japan).

2001 Complex Geometry: interactions between algebraic, differential and symplectic geometry, Oberwolfach  August 26-Sept. 1, with Arnaud Beauville, Fabrizio Catanese, Christian Okonek.

2003 Complex Geometry: mirror symmetry and related topics, Oberwolfach August 24-30, with Arnaud Beauville, Fabrizio Catanese, Christian Okonek.

2005 Arithmetic and geometry around hypergeometric functions at Istanbul, with Friedrich Hirzebruch, Rolf-Peter Holzapfel, Masaaki Yoshida, Michel Jambu, Le Dung Trang, Paula Cohen, Igor Dolgachev,  Shigeyuki Kondo (June).

2005 Meeting commemorating Hans Freudenthal's centennial,  with Wilberd van der Kallen and Jan Strooker, Utrecht (Sept.).

2007 Algebraic Geometry (Jozef Steenbrink's 60th birthday conference), with Gert Heckman and Dirk Siersma, Nijmegen.

2008 Workshop on Algebraic Geometry, with Bas Edixhoven and Gerard van der Geer at Lorentz Center (Leiden, June).

2008 Workshop on The Geometric Langlands program, with Gert Heckman and Eric Opdam, at Lorentz Center (Leiden, June).

2009 Workshop on the Classification of Algebraic Varieties, with Carel Faber and Gerard van der Geer (Schiermonnikoog, May).

2011 Park City Mathematics Institute Topology and Geometry of Moduli Spaces, with Dick Hain and Benson Farb (Park City, Utah, July).

2011 Recent progress on moduli spaces and special varieties. Workshop as part of the Tsinghua International Mathematics Forum, with Lizhen Ji, Yat-Sun Poon, Shing-Tung Yau (Sanya, Dec.).

2014 Geometry of Special Functions, with Eric Opdam and Maarten Solleveld. Conference in honor of  Gert Heckman. (Nijmegen, Jan 30-31),

2014 Moduli spaces of irreducible symplectic varieties, cubics and Enriques surfaces, with F. Bogomolov, V. Gritsenko, and D. Markouchevitch (Lille, March 24-28),

2014 Graduate Workshop on Moduli of Curves, with Samuel Grushevsky and Robert Lazarsfeld

(Simons Center, Stony Brook July 7 – 18),

2014 Seoul ICM 2014 satellite conference Algebraic and Complex Geometry, with 8 others (Daejeon, Korea, August 6-10),

2015 Moduli Spaces in Geometry, conference in honor of Christian Okonek, with Carlos Simpson and  Nigel Hitchin (CIRM, Luminy, Oct. 26-30).

 

International scientific committees

1994 Panel to select speakers for the section Algebraic Geometry of the 1994 ICM in Zürich.

1994-2000 Foreign member of the selection committee Max Planck Institut für Mathematik Bonn.

2000 Panel to select winners of the prizes for European Young Mathematicians at the ECM in Barcelona (2000).

2000-2009 Foreign member scientific committee Flemish Research Organization (FWO).

2004 Panel to select speakers for the 4th ECM in Stockholm (2004). 

2000-2009 Member of the Wissenschaftliche Beirat Max Planck Institut Bonn. 

2007-present Scientific Advisory Board of the Felix Hausdorff Center Bonn (chair 2008-2012).

2009-2011 Advisory Committee of the Mathematical Sciences Center of Tsinghua University (Beijing).

2009, 2010 Jury Final Competition S.-T. Yau awards.

2010 Jury Final Competition Hang Lung Mathematics Awards.

2011-present Selection Committee of the Shiing-Shen Chern lecturers.

 

Other professional activity (Omitted are administrative involvement at my own department, national scientific committees, memberships of Ph.D. juries, and appointment committees here and abroad.)

1980-1986 With Dirk Siersma (Utrecht) and Jozef Steenbrink (at the time in Leiden) I initiated the Singularity Intercity Seminar, a project sponsered by the ZWO, which in scale and set-up, was probably the first of its kind in Mathematics in the Netherlands.

1993-2001 With Gerard van der Geer, Robbert Dijkgraaf, Carel Faber and Frans Oort I initiated a NWO-sponsered project of similar size, called Algebraic Curves and Riemann surfaces.

1999-2005 Coordinator of the BeNeLux node of the European Algebraic Geometry Network EAGER.

 2001-2004 Chair of the Dutch Mathematical Society, which during my tenure acquired the predicate Royal and is now called the Koninklijk Wiskundig Genootschap.

2006-2012 Involvement National Cluster Geometry and Quantum Theory (which I helped initiate in 2003).

 

Theses written under my direction

Harm van der Lek: The homotopy type of complex hyperplane complements,  Sept. 1983, Nijmegen.

Wil A.M. Janssen: Skew-symmetric vanishing lattices, Feb. 1985,  Nijmegen.

Hans J.M. Sterk: Compactifications of the period space of Enriques surfaces, Sept. 1988, Nijmegen.

Martin Pikaart: Moduli spaces of curves: stable cohomology and Galois covers,  Sept. 1997, Utrecht.

Marco Boggi:  Compactification of moduli spaces of curves,  Nov. 1998, Utrecht.

Franziska Bittner: Euler characteristics of varieties and mappings,  Jan. 2003  Utrecht.

Barbara N. van den Berg: On the abelianization of the Torelli group, Oct. 2003 Utrecht.

Rogier W. Swierstra:  Moduli spaces of cubic hypersurfaces through a period map,  April 2008, Utrecht.

Alex L. Boer: A unitary structure for the graded quotient of conformal blocks,  Nov. 2008, Utrecht. 

Bart van den Dries: Degenerations of cubic fourfolds and holomorphic symplectic geometry, March 2012, Utrecht.

Dali Shen: Hyperbolic Structures on atritc arrangement complement, February 2015, Utrecht.

Membership of learned societies

Ordinary member of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Academie van Wetenschappen (KNAW) since 1995.

Fellow of the American Mathematical Society as of its inception  2012.

 

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Alle publicaties
  2014 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Looijenga, Eduard & Gabriele, Mondello (2014). The fine structure of the moduli space of abelian differentials in genus 3. Geometriae Dedicata, 169, (pp. 109–128) (20 p.).
  2013 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Looijenga, E.J.N. (2013). Connectivity of complexes of separating curves. Groups, Geometry, and Dynamics, 7 (2), (pp. 443-450) (8 p.).
Looijenga, E.J.N. (2013). From WZW models to modular functors. In G. Farkas & I. Morrison (Eds.), Handbook of Moduli II (pp. 427-466) (594 p.). Boston: International Press.
Looijenga, E.J.N. (2013). Isolated singular points on complete intersections. (136 p.). Somerville, MA: International Press.
  2012 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Looijenga, Eduard (2012). The KZ system via polydifferentials. In Hiroaki Terao & Sergey Yuzvinsky (Eds.), Advanced Studies in Pure Mathematics - Arrangements of hyperplanes—Sapporo 2009 (pp. 189–231) (42 p.). Tokyo.
Looijenga, E.J.N. (2012). The KZ system via polydifferentials. In Hiroaki Terao & Sergey Yuzvinsky (Eds.), Arrangements of Hyperplanes--Sapporo 2009 (pp. 189-231) (43 p.). Tokyo: Mathematical Society of Japan, Conference on Arrangements of Hyperplanes.
Looijenga, E.J.N. (2012). Trento notes on Hodge theory. Rendiconti del Seminario Matematico, 69 (2), (pp. 113-148) (36 p.).
  2012 - Vakpublicaties
van der Kallen, W.L.J., Cohen, A., Strooker, J.R., Looijenga, E.J.N. & Murre, J. (2012). Dat is goede wiskunde! In Memoriam Tonny Albert Springer (1926-2011). Nieuw archief voor wiskunde. Serie 5, 13 (4), (pp. 235-242) (8 p.).
  2011 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
van der Kallen, W.L.J. & Looijenga, E.J.N. (2011). Spherical complexes attached to symplectic lattices. Geometriae Dedicata, 152 (1), (pp. 197-211) (14 p.).
  2010 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Looijenga, E.J.N. (2010). Aan de speeltafels van NWO. Nieuw archief voor wiskunde. Serie 5, ser. 5 (11/4), (pp. 276-277) (2 p.).
Colombo, E., van Geemen, B. & Looijenga, E.J.N. (2010). Del Pezzo Moduli via Root Systems. In Yuri Tschinkel & Yuri Zarhin (Eds.), Algebra, arithmetic, and geometry : in honor of Yu. I. Manin (pp. 291-337) (47 p.). Boston [etc.]: Birkhäuser.
Looijenga, Eduard (2010). Fermat varieties and the periods of some hypersurfaces. In Iku Nakamura & Lin Weng (Eds.), Algebraic and arithmetic structures of moduli spaces (Sapporo 2007) (pp. 47–67) (20 p.). Tokyo: Mathematical Society of Japan.
Boer, Alex & Looijenga, E.J.N. (2010). On the unitary nature of abelian conformal blocks. Journal of geometry and physics, 60 (2), (pp. 205-218) (14 p.).
Looijenga, E.J.N. (2010). Opklaringen in het Oosten. Nieuw archief voor wiskunde. Serie 5, 11 (2), (pp. 92-97) (6 p.).
  2009 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Heckman, G. & Looijenga, E.J.N. (09-11-2009). Hyperbolic structures and root systems. In Gerrit van Dijk & Masato Wakayama (Eds.), Casimir Force, Casimir Operators and the Riemann Hypothesis : Mathematics for Innovation in Industry and Science (pp. 211-228) (18 p.). Berlin [etc.]: De Gruyter, Casimir Force, Casimir Operators and the Riemann Hypothesis – Mathematics for Innovation in Industry and Science".
Looijenga, E.J.N. (2009). The period map for cubic fourfolds. Inventiones Mathematicae, 177, (pp. 213-233) (21 p.).
Looijenga, E.J.N. (2009). Unitarity of SL(2) conformal blocks in genus zero. Journal of Geometry and Physics, 59, (pp. 555-662) (8 p.).
  2008 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Looijenga, E.J.N. & Fontanari, C. (2008). A perfect stratification of Mg for g at most 5. Geometriae Dedicata, 136, (pp. 133-143) (11 p.).
Looijenga, E.J.N. (2008). Affine Artin groups and the fundamental groups of some moduli spaces. Journal of Topology, 1, (pp. 187-216) (29 p.).
Looijenga, E.J.N. & Swierstra, R.W. (2008). On period maps that are open embeddings. Journal fur die Reine und Angewandte Mathematik, 617, (pp. 169-192) (13 p.).
  2007 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Looijenga, E.J.N. (03-09-2007). Fermat varieties and the periods of some hypersurfaces. In Iku Nakamura & Lin Weng (Eds.), Algebraic and arithmetic structures of moduli spaces (Sapporo 2007) (pp. 47-67) (21 p.). Tokyo: Mathematical Society of Japan, Algebraic and Arithmetic Structures of Moduli Spaces.
Looijenga, E.J.N. (2007). Invariants of quartic plane curves as automorphic forms. Contemporary Mathematics (pp. 107-120) (14 p.). Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society.
Looijenga, E.J.N. & Swierstra, R.W. (2007). The period map for cubic threefolds. Compositio mathematica, 143 (4), (pp. 1037-1049) (13 p.).
Looijenga, E.J.N. (2007). Uniformization by Lauricella functions -- an overview of the hteory of Deligne-Mostow. Arithmetic and geometry around hypergeometric functions (pp. 207-244) (38 p.). Basel: Birkhäuser.
  2006 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Couwenberg, W., Heckman, G. & Looijenga, E.J.N. (2006). On the geometry of the Calogero-Moser system. Indagationes Mathematicae, 16 (3-4), (pp. 443-459) (17 p.).
Looijenga, E.J.N. & Springer, T.A. (2006). Peter Slodowy. Jahresbericht der Deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung, 108 (2), (pp. 105-117) (13 p.).
  2005 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Couwenberg, W., Heckman, G. & Looijenga, E.J.N. (2005). Geometric structures on the complement of a projective arrangement. Publications Mathematiques de l'Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, 101, (pp. 69-161) (93 p.).
  2003 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Looijenga, E.J.N. (2003). Compactifications defined by arrangements, I: the ball quotient case. Duke Mathematical Journal, 118 (1), (pp. 151-187) (37 p.).
Looijenga, E.J.N. (2003). Compactifications defined by arrangements, II: locally symmetric varieties of type IV. Duke Mathematical Journal, 119 (3), (pp. 527-588) (61 p.).
  2002 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Looijenga, E.J.N. (2002). Motivic Measures. Asterisque, 276, (pp. 267-297) (31 p.).
Heckman, G. & Looijenga, E.J.N. (2002). The Moduli Space of Rational Elliptic Surfaces. In S. Usu (Eds.), Proceedings Algebraic Geometry 2000, Azumino (pp. 185-248) (64 p.). Toky: Mathematical Society of Japan.
  2000 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Looijenga, E.J.N. (2000). A minicourse on moduli of curves. In L. Goettsche (Eds.), Moduli Spaces in Algebraic Geometry (pp. 267-291) (25 p.). Trieste: Abdus Salam International Centre for Theroreitical Physics, ICTP Lecture Notes.
  1999 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Looijenga, E.J.N. (1999). Arrangements, KZ systems and Lie Algebra Homology. In B. Bruce & D. Mond (Eds.), Singularity Theory (pp. 109-130) (21 p.). Cambridge (UK): Cambridge University Press.
Looijenga, E.J.N. (1999). Correspondences between Moduli Spaces of Curves. In C. Faber & E.J.N. Looijenga (Eds.), Moduli of Curves and Abelian Varieties (pp. 131-150) (19 p.). Wiesbaden (Duitsland): Vieweg.
Faber, C. & Looijenga, E.J.N. (1999). Remarks on Moduli of Curves. In C. Faber & E.J.N. Looijenga (Eds.), Moduli of Curves and Abelian Varieties (pp. 23-45) (22 p.). Wiesbaden (Duitsland): Vieweg.
  1997 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Looijenga, E.J.N. (1997). Cohomology and intersection homology of algebraic varieties. In J. Kollàr (Eds.), Complex Algebraic Geometry at Park City (pp. 221-263) (43 p.). Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society.
  1997 - Vakpublicaties
Looijenga, E.J.N. & Lunts, V. (1997). A Lie algebra attached to a projective variety. Inventiones mathematicae, 129 (2), (pp. 361-412) (52 p.).
Hain, R. & Looijenga, E.J.N. (1997). Mapping class groups and moduli spaces of curves. In J. Kollár, R. Lazanfeld & D. Morrison (Eds.), Algebraic Geometry Santa Cruz 1995 (pp. 97-142) (46 p.). Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society, Serie: Proceedings of Symposia in Pure Mathematics.
Looijenga, E.J.N. (1997). Prym representations of mappings class groups. Geometriae Dedicata, 64 (1), (pp. 69-83) (15 p.).
  1996 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Looijenga, E.J.N. (1996). Stable cohomology of the mapping class group with symplectic coefficients and of the universal Abel-Jacobi map. Journal of Algebraic Geometry, (pp. 135-150) (16 p.).
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