N.P. (Klaas) Landsman (1963) studied theoretical physics and mathematics at the University of Amsterdam, and got his PhD degree cum laude from the same institution in 1989. He worked at the University of Cambridge from 1989-1997, initially as a Research Assistant in theoretical physics and subsequently as a 5-year Advanced Research Fellow in mathematics. He interrupted his stay at Cambridge for a year in 1993-94 to work in Hamburg. He returned to Amsterdam in 1997 as a KNAW Fellow, and was appointed full professor of mathematical physics in 2002. From September 2004 he will be a professor of analysis at the University of Nijmegen.
His research Awards include an SERC Advanced Fellowship, an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship a KNAW Fellowship, and an NWO Pioneer Grant of 1 ME. Over the last five years he held four additional project grants from NWO and/or FOM. He has been a Board Member of the Dutch Association for Mathematical Physics since 2000, and has been running a Master’s Degree Program in Mathematical Physics at Amsterdam since 2001. He supervised four PhD students at Cambridge and Amsterdam, and is currently training three more.
Landsman’s active research interests include noncommutative geometry, geometric and deformation quantization, index theory, Lie groupoids and algebroids, particularly in connection with each other. He is the author of the acclaimed monograph Mathematical Topics Between Classical and Quantum Mechanics (Springer, New York, 1998), and is the author of more than 50 refereed papers. He founded a series of conferences on the quantization of singular Poisson spaces at Oberwolfach and elsewhere. He is an editor of the International Journal of Geometric Methods in Physics, and an Honorary Member of the British Society for the Philosophy of Science.
See also: Klaas Landsman at Wikipedia (NL).