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    Universiteit Antwerpen, Departement of Mathematics and Informatics
    Middelheimlaan 1, 2020 Antwerpen, Belgium
    E-mail: wendy.lowen"at"ua.ac.be


  Research Interests

  • Noncommutative algebraic geometry
  • Homological and homotopical algebra
  • Deformation theory

  Research Positions

  Grants (as Principal Investigator)

  • 1/1/2016 - 31/12/2019 FWO Research project: Hochschild cohomology and deformation theory of triangulated categories, M. Van den Bergh (UH) promotor and W. Lowen (UA) copromotor
  • 1/10/2014 - 30/09/2018 FWO PreDoc Grant: Mac Lane cohomology and deformations of exact and triangulated models
  • 1/10/2013 - 30/09/2017 FWO PreDoc Grant: Stacks and duality in non-commutative algebraic geometry
  • 1/1/2013 - 31/12/2016 FWO Research project: Algebraic deformation techniques in geometric contexts
  • 1/10/2010 - 30/9/2016 ERC Starting Grant of the European Research Council
  • 1/7/2010 - 31/12/2014 NOI Research grant BOF UA
  • 1/10/2009 - 30/09/2013 FWO PreDoc Grant: Non-commutative deformations of saturated spaces

  Conferences, seminars, lectures

  • Séminaire du département de mathématiques, UCL, Louvain La Neuve, May 10, 2012
  • Interactions between algebraic geometry and non-commutative algebra OMF Oberwolfach 9-15 May 2010
  • University of Edinburgh, Research visit (15-21/11/2009), lecture at the joint Topology and Geometry Seminar (19/11/2009)
  • Minisymposium: Representation Theoretical Methods and Quantization5ECM, Amsterdam 14-18 July 2008
  • Homotopy Theory and Higher Categories CRM Barcelona 5-14 November 2007
  • Miniworkshop: Thick Subcategories - Classifications and Applications OMF Oberwolfach 19-25 February 2006

  PhD Students

  • Wouter Van den Haute
  • Frederik Caenepeel

  Defended PhD's

  • Julia Ramos González, On the tensor product of large categories, copromotor B. Shoikhet, Universiteit Antwerpen, September 14, 2017
  • Pieter Belmans, Connections between commutative and noncommutative algebraic geometry, copromotor M. Van den Bergh (UHasselt), Universiteit Antwerpen, June 9, 2017
  • Hoang Dinh Van, The Gerstenhaber-Shack complex for prestacks and non-commutative deformation theory, Universiteit Antwerpen, June 22, 2016
  • Joris Mestdagh, A Study of Special Morphisms in Geometry and Analysis Universiteit Antwerpen, March 13, 2015
  • Olivier De Deken, On deformations of infinity structures and the impact of curvature, Universiteit Antwerpen, 19 December 2013

   Current PostDocs

  • Julia Ramos González, University of Antwerp, Belgium

   Former PostDocs

  • Hoang Dinh Van, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Liran Shaul, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  • Sebastian Klein, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Mestdagh Joris, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Liyu Liu, Fudan University Shanghai, China
  • Olivier De Deken, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Xuan Yu, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Masahiro Futaki, Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Tokyo


  • Tralie- en schoventheorie, 3de Bachelor Wiskunde UA
  • Homological Algebra and Derived Categories, Master Program UA/VUB