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).
Uffe Haagerup passed away Sunday, July 5, 2015, in a tragic drowning accident close to his summer house at Faaborg on Funen. Denmark and the whole world have lost a uniquely gifted mathematician, a warm and friendly person, and a beloved father.
Magnus Goffeng started at MATH/UCPH on June 1st, 2015, as a postdoc funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation for two years. The last four years Magnus has been a postdoc at the Institute for Analysis at the Leibniz University of Hannover in Germany.