Ben Moonen studied mathematics at the University of Utrecht. He was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard during the first half of 1994. After receiving his PhD at the University of Utrecht in 1995, he held postdoctoral positions in Muenster and Princeton, after which he obtained a KNAW Fellowship. In 2001 he moved to the University of Amsterdam. In 2013 he was appointed as full professor of Algebra at Radboud University Nijmegen.
Moonen’s main research interests lie in the domain of Arithmetic and Algebraic Geometry and include Abelian Varieties, Shimura Varieties, Moduli theory, Algebraic Cycles and Motives.
Moonen held visiting positions at Paris, Montreal and Kyoto. He has been supervisor of 3 PhD students and is currently training a fourth.
He has been organiser of various scientific activities and conferences, the most research of which was a big conference on Algebraic Geometry in Amsterdam, July 2013. He has been managing editor of Compositio Mathematica for more than 9 years.