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Joel Moreira awarded ERC Starting Grant

The European Research Council (ERC) has announced that Joel MoreiraLink opens in a new window is among the winners of its prestigious Starting Grant competitionLink opens in a new window. According to the European Research Council: "The funding is worth in total €636 million and is part of the Horizon Europe programme. It will help excellent younger scientists, who have 2 to 7 years’ experience after their PhDs, to launch their own projects, form their teams and pursue their most promising ideas."

Joel Moreira has been awarded the 5-year, €1.5M grant to study Dynamical Approaches to Number Theory and Additive Combinatorics.

In the last few decades, dynamical approaches have been successfully applied to problems arising in Ramsey theory, Additive Combinatorics and Number theory. Techniques pioneered by Moreira and others have widen the range of applications to problems previously out of reach. This grant seeks to build upon these novel ideas to gain new insights into several fundamental questions. The study will address questions about partition regularity of polynomial configurations in the natural numbers; questions about the statistical behaviour of multiplicative functions, and the question of which infinite configurations are present in every set of positive density. Despite appearing unrelated, there are deep connections between all these problems, often formulated in the language of ergodic theory or dynamical systems.

Sat 03 Dec 2022, 22:04 | Tags: Mathematics, grant

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