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Homepage of Wendy Lowen


Homepage of Wendy Lowen

General Information


    Universiteit Antwerpen, Department of Mathematics
    Middelheimlaan 1, 2020 Antwerpen, Belgium
    E-mail: wendy.lowen "at"

  Research Interests

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

  Research Positions

  • Research Professor 2016 (ZAP-BOF)
    Affiliation: Research Team Non-commutative Algebra and Geometry Departement Wiskunde UA

  Research Grants/Awards


  • Laureaat van de Academie - Klasse Natuurwetenschappen 2019
    Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, KVAB

    EU Grants

  • 1/6/2019 - 31/5/2024 ERC Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council
  • 1/10/2010 - 30/9/2016 ERC Starting Grant of the European Research Council

    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, 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, 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

  Editorial positions

  • Member of the Editorial Board of Annals of Representation Theory (NTNO) 2023
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Bulletin of the French Mathematical Society (SMF) 2021
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Memoirs of the French Mathematical Society (SMF) 2021
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Applied Categorical Structures, Springer 2017

  PhD Students

  • Julie Symons, started 2022, copromotor M. Van den Bergh (UHasselt)
  • Lander Hermans, Master Sci. UA, started 2019
  • Violeta Borges Marques, Master Instituto Superior Técnico, Lissabon, started 2021
  • Alessandro Lehmann, Master Università La Sapienza, Rome, started 2021, joint with N. Sibilla, Sissa

  Defended PhD's

  • Piergiorgio Panero, Weak units, higher operads, and deformations of monoidal categories, Universiteit Antwerpen, October 2022, copromotor B. Shoikhet (Euler Intern. Math. Inst.)
  • 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 M. Sioen, (VUB), August 25, 2021
  • Frederik Caenepeel, Glider Representations, copromotor Em. F. Van Oystayen, Universiteit Antwerpen, June 6, 2018
  • 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

  • Arne Mertens, PhD Universiteit Antwerpen, 2022-23

   Former PostDocs

  • Matt Booth, PhD University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Francesco Genovese, PhD University of Pavia, Italy
  • Pieter Belmans, PhD University of Antwerp, Belgium (50% appointment)
  • Julia Ramos González, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • 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


  • Ringen en Modulen, 2de Bachelor Wiskunde UA
  • Homological Algebra, Master Program UA/VUB
  • Seminar Homological Algebra, Master Program UA/VUB