BGU mathematician wins EU grant for research in Parameter Spaces.

Dr. Barak Weiss, a Ben-Gurion University of the Negev mathematician, has been selected to receive a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) in 2011. ………

Exceptionally symmetric higher dimensional objects called parameter spaces

Dr. Weiss’s research focuses on “exceptionally symmetric higher dimensional objects called parameter spaces, their groups of symmetries move points around inside them and this leads to the field of dynamical systems. Understanding the dynamics of these Lie group actions on some parameter spaces leads to a better understanding of several classical questions in number theory, like Minkowski’s conjecture, and also to a better understanding of newer questions like diophantine properties of typical points on fractals and billiards on rational polygons.” This is the eighth ERC grant awarded at BGU in the three years since they were created. In 2010, Israel ranked fourth in number of recipients of ERC grants.

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