Wendy Lowen

I am a research professor (ZAPBOF) at the University of Antwerp (UA), Department of Mathematics, research group Pure Mathematics.

My main research interests are noncommutative algebraic geometry (NCAG), homological and homotopical algebra and deformation theory.

I am the PI of the ERC Consolidator project “Foundations for Higher and Curved Noncommutative Algebraic Geometry” (FHiCuNCAG).

Researchers in my team in Antwerp: Alessandro Lehmann, Arne Mertens, Julie Symons, Lander Hermans, Violeta Borges Marques

I obtained my PhD in 2005 at VUB, under the supervision of Michel Van den Bergh.

In 2005-2007, I was a postdoc at IMJ working with Bernhard Keller.

My Math Genealogy


Current PhD Students

Defended PhD's

  • Arne Mertens, Templicial objects, simplicial objects in a monoidal category, Universiteit Antwerpen, September 22, 2022

  • Wouter Van den Haute, Frame theoretic methods in topology and analysis, copromotor Mark Sioen (VUB), August 25, 2021

  • Frederik Caenepeel, Glider Representations, copromotor Em. Fred Van Oystaeyen, Universiteit Antwerpen, June 6, 2018

  • Julia Ramos Gonzalez, On the tensor product of large categories, copromotor Boris Shoikhet, Universiteit Antwerpen, September 14, 2017

  • Pieter Belmans, Connections between commutative and noncommutative algebraic geometry, copromotor Michel 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, December 19, 2013

  • I was local supervisor of Piergiorgio Panero, promotor Boris Shoikhet (Euler Intern. Math. Inst.), Weak units, higher operads, and deformations of monoidal categories, Universiteit Antwerpen, October 2022


Researchers formerly appointed as postdocs in my team:

  • Pieter Belmans, PhD University of Antwerp, Belgium

  • Julia Ramos González, PhD University of Antwerp, Belgium

  • Hoang Dinh Van, PhD University of Antwerp, Belgium

  • Liran Shaul, PhD Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

  • Sebastian Klein, PhD University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

  • Mestdagh Joris, PhD University of Antwerp, Belgium

  • Liyu Liu, PhD Fudan University Shanghai, China

  • Olivier De Deken, PhD University of Antwerp, Belgium

  • Xuan Yu, PhD University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

  • Masahiro Futaki, PhD Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan

Positions held
  • 2016 Research professor 2016 (ZAPBOF), Dept. Wiskunde UA

  • 2011 Tenure track research professor (TTBOF), Dept. Wiskunde en Informatica UA

  • 2008-2011  Postdoc FWO, Dept. Wiskunde en Informatica UA

  • 2007-2011 Parttime professor, Dept. Wiskunde en Informatica UA

  • 01/04/2007 - 30/09/2007 Visitor IHES, Bures sur Yvette

  • 01/10/2005 - 31/9/2007 Postdoc CNRS, IMJ, Université Paris 7

  • 2001-2005 Aspirant FWO, Dept. Wiskunde VUB

Grants & Awards

EU Grants

FWO Grants

  • 1/11/2022 - 31/10/2024 FWO PreDoc Grant: Triangulated categories with t-structures and their connections, promotor of Julie Symons

  • 1/11/2021 - 31/10/2023 FWO PreDoc Grant: Operadic approaches to deforming higher categories and prestacks, promotor of Lander Hermans

  • 1/10/2018 - 30/09/2021 FWO PostDoc Grant: On the tensor product of large categories, supervisor of Julia Ramos González

  • 1/10/2019 - 1/08/2021 FWO PostDoc Grant 50%: Derived categories and Hochschild cohomology in (noncommutative) algebraic geometry, supervisor of Pieter Belmans

  • 1/10/2018 - 30/09/2022 FWO PreDoc Grant: Higher linear topoi and curved noncommutative spaces, promotor of Arne Mertens

  • 1/1/2016 - 31/12/2019 FWO Research project: Hochschild cohomology and deformation theory of triangulated categories, Michel Van den Bergh (UH) promotor and Wendy Lowen (UA) copromotor

  • 1/10/2014 - 30/09/2018 FWO PreDoc Grant: Mac Lane cohomology and deformations of exact and triangulated models, promotor of Frederik Caenepeel

  • 1/10/2013 - 30/09/2017 FWO PreDoc Grant: Stacks and duality in non-commutative algebraic geometry, promotor of Pieter Belmans

  • 1/1/2013 - 31/12/2016 FWO Research project: Algebraic deformation techniques in geometric contexts

  • 1/10/2009 - 30/09/2013 FWO PreDoc Grant: Non-commutative deformations of saturated spaces, promotor of Olivier De Deken

UA Grants

  • 1/7/2010 - 31/12/2014 NOI Research grant BOF UA