Senior Fellowship for Jean-Pierre Tignol

Jean-Pierre Tignol is Professor at the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium). He is an outstanding mathematician, working in algebra, more specifically in the field of quadratic forms and linear algebraic groups. His scientific quality is certified by a publication list comprising more than 80 research articles and several books. Jean-Pierre Tignol has collaborated with most other mathematicians in this research area. In the early 1990s, Tignol initiated the currently very active topic of extending concepts and results from quadratic form theory to the study of algebras with involution.

Professor Tignol has been very supportive to young mathematicians and has written a large number of research articles in collaboration with various young researchers. Furthermore he is an excellent speaker with the ability to express complex mathematical ideas in a way understandable by a general audience. Therefore he will not only provide great support to the research group of Zukunftskolleg Fellow Karim Johannes Becher who nominated Jean-Pierre Tignol for the Senior Fellowship. During his visits in Konstanz Professor Tignol will also be a great asset to the interdisciplinary atmosphere in the Zukunftskolleg. The Zukunftskolleg warmly welcomes him during his first stay in April 2010.