The Centre for Symmetry and Deformation (SYM) is a research center and PhD and postdoc training site at UCPH-MATH. It conducts research in the crossfield of topology, algebra, and non-commutative geometry, with the encompassing theme of understanding symmetry (encoded in groups and their actions), via deformation methods (i.e., homotopy theory and non-commutative geometry).
With a DKK 40 million grant, the Danish National Research Foundation has renewed the Centre for Symmetry and Deformation at the Department of Mathematical Sciences for a second 5 year period 2015-2019.
PhD student at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Sune Precht Reeh, has received a postdoctoral fellowship at 1.7 million DKK from the Danish Council for Independent Research. The grant is to be used on a two-year study in the United States, primarily at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
January 1, 2014, Clarisson Rizzie P. Canlubo started as a PhD student at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, UCHP. He supervisor is Ryszard Nest and he is associated with the research group in Non-Commutative Geometry and the Centre for Symmetry and Deformation.