# Pär Kurlberg

I am a professor at the department of mathematics at KTH. My main research interest is Number Theory related to Quantum Chaos. Abridged CV.

## Distinctions

- Göran Gustafsson Prize, 2010.
- Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Research Fellowship, 2004-2009.
- Edlund Prize, 2008.
- "Feather in the hat" teaching award, Spring 2007.
- Göran Gustafsson junior research award, 2005.
- Wallenberg Prize, 2002.

## Research

## Teaching

SF1633 (ht17) Old courses. Articles on teaching.

### Why study math?

- You can do some deep stuff.
- According to the Economist, TAKING more maths in school can make you richer. In swedish: Matematikstudier ger 30 procent högre lön.
- Fighting nazis (another way, in swedish.)
- To stay upwind. Paul Graham also has some interesting essays on startups.
- Get rich: First way. Second way.
- No pain, no gain: "The fact is, if you are thinking about a PhD program
in
*economics*, you are advised to take math courses until it hurts." - Gian-Carlo Rota's Lesson 10: Alumni who return to visit [MIT] invariably complain of not having taken enough math courses while they were undergraduates
- Since it is unreasonably effective.
- Apparently it's the best job there is!
- A secret weapon,
*The Maths of life and death*."Maths is the language of science. It crops up everywhere from physics to engineering and chemistry – aiding us in understanding the origins of the universe and building bridges that won’t collapse in the wind. Perhaps a little more surprisingly, maths is also increasingly integral to biology."

## Seminars/Workshops/Conferences

- KTH/SU Number theory seminar
- KTH analysis seminar
- Number theory session at the 17th Nordic Congress (Stockholm, March 17-19, 2016)
- Number theory miniworkshop (Sep 21, 2010).
- Dynamical systems, Number theory, Analysis (DNA)
- DNA-L ("L" is for "light" or "learning".)
- KTH/SU Mathematics Colloquium
- Finnish-Swedish Number Theory Conference (May 26-28, 2010).
- CIAM/DNA mini-workshop on Computational Number Theory (May 15, 2008)
- Exponential sum working group (Spring 2007)
- DNA Workshop (April 14, 2005)

## Contact information

Email: My last name at math.kth.se. (Spam problems.) Phone: +46 (0)8 790 6582 Fax: +46 (0)8 723 1788 Mailing address: Par Kurlberg Department of Mathematics KTH SE-10044, Stockholm Sweden