Commendation for Dr Eugen Keil- School of Mathematics
Supervisor: Professor Trevor Wooley
Funding: EPSRC: DTA
PhD project: L^p-estimates for arithmetic sequences and quadratic forms on dense sets
I grew up in Kaisersbach, which is a small village near Stuttgart in Germany, and went to School at the Limes Gymnasium in Welzheim. My interest in science and mathematics led me to study mathematics at the University of Stuttgart with physics as a second subject. Since the branch of mathematics called number theory is using techniques from many different other areas of mathematics, it fits perfectly well with my wide range of interests. This led me to work with Prof. Bruedern, who supervised my Diploma Thesis in analytic number theory. Subsequently, Prof. Bruedern offered me a position at the Institute, where I spend the following three years as a teaching assistant. During this time I learned much about teaching and broadened my mathematical spectrum even further.The Ph.D. program in Bristol was an excellent opportunity to focus on
research again and Prof. Wooley kindly agreed to take me as one of his Ph.D. students. The School of Mathematics in Bristol offered many interesting seminars, reading groups and lectures in and around number theory. The topics ranged from modular forms to random matrix theory and helped me to appreciate some parts of number theory
that I haven't seen at all in my undergraduate studies.Currently I am a postdoc in Oxford and try to explore the world of cubic forms. In the long term it is important for me not only to create/explore mathematical ideas in my research, but also to share them with the general public.