Prof. Dr. Swanhild Bernstein
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Mathematics and statistics
Algebra, discrete mathematics
Representation theory of finite groups
Representation theory of algebras
Theory of symmetric functions
Enumerative and algebraic combinatorics
Additive number theory
Offer of a C4 professor position in mathematics at the University of Paderborn, Germany, 2002
Invited lecturer at the Second European Congress of Mathematics, Budapest, Hungary, 1996
Heisenberg Fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG), 1990 – 1993
Postdoctoral research fellowship from the DFG, 1982 – 1983
Prize for outstanding dissertation for the academic year 1980/1981 at the University of Essen, 1981
Scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation, 1976 – 1980 (for undergraduate and doctoral studies)
English, German
Bessenrodt, C., Le Bruyn, L.: Stable rationality of certain PGLn-quotients. In: Invent. math. 104, 1991. S. 179-199.
Andrews, G.E., Bessenrodt, C., Olsson, J.B.: Partition identities and labels for some modular characters. In: Transactions Amer. Math. Soc. 344, 1994. S. 597-615.
Bessenrodt, C., Olsson, J.B.: The 2-blocks of the covering groups of the symmetric groups. In: Advances in Math. 129, 1997. S. 261-300.
Bessenrodt, C.: On hooks of Young diagrams. In: Annals of Comb. 2, 1998. S. 103-110.
Bessenrodt, C., Kleshchev, A.: On Kronecker products of complex representations of the symmetric and alternating groups. In: Pacific J. Math. 190, 1999. S. 201-223.
Balog, A. et al.: Prime power degree representations of the symmetric and alternating groups. In: J. London Math. Soc. 64, 2001. S. 344-356.
Bessenrodt, C., Olsson, J., Stanley, R.: Properties of some character tables related to the symmetric groups. In: J. Alg. Comb. 21, 2005. S. 163-177.
Bessenrodt, C., Olsson, J.: On Cartan matrices and lower defect groups in covering groups of symmetric groups. In: Transactions Amer. Math. Soc. 358, 2006. S. 3623-3635.
Bessenrodt, C.: The 2-block splitting in symmetric groups. In: Algebra and Number Theory 1, 2007. S. 223-238.
Bessenrodt, C., Holm, T.: Weighted locally gentle quivers and Cartan matrices. In: J. Pure Appl. Algebra 212, 2008. S. 204-221.
Bessenrodt, C., Zhang, J.: Block separations and inclusions. In: Advances Math. 218, 2008. S. 485-495.
Collaboration with Prof. Olsson (KU Copenhagen, Denmark) on the topic "Representation theory of symmetric groups and associated combinatorics"
Collaboration with Prof. van Willigenburg (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, Humboldt research fellowship) on the topic "Theory of symmetric functions"
Coordinator of a German-Chinese collaborative group working on the topic "Representation theory of finite groups" (funded by the Sino-German Centre for Research Promotion, Beijing, China)
Participation in the German-Japanese cooperative programme "Representations of finite and algebraic groups" (German Research Foundation, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
Participation in the German-Hungarian scientific exchange with Budapest University of Technology and Economics and Mathematical Institute in Budapest (German Academic Exchange Service, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research)
Participation in the EU network Algebraic Combinatorics
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, USA;
Member in the programmes "Combinatorial Representation Theory", 2008, and "Combinatorics", 1997
Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, England; member in the programmes
"Symmetric Functions and Macdonald Polynomials", 2001,
and "Modular Representation Theory and Subgroup Structure of Algebraic Groups and Related Finite Groups", 1997
Mathematical Research Institute in Oberwolfach, Germany; "Research in Pairs" project with Prof. Morris and Prof. Olsson, 1994
Mathematical Research Centre of the University of Warwick, England; member of the programme "Algebra", 1991
Institute Mittag-Leffler, Djursholm, Sweden; member of the programmes "Combinatorics", 1992, and "Commutative Algebra", 1981
University of Illinois at Urbana, USA
University of Chicago, USA
University of Antwerp, Netherlands
University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA
Brandeis University, USA
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
KU – University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Mathematical Institute, Oxford, UK
Osaka University, Japan
Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Peking University, China
UBC Vancouver
Was also the organiser, co-organiser, scientific advisor and reviewer for numerous national and international symposiums
Member of the editorial board of Turkish Journal of Mathematics, since 2015
Member of the European Mathematical Society (EMS)/EWM scientific committee Women and Mathematics, since 2008
Member of the German Research Foundation (DFG) senate committee and the grants committee for research training groups, 2007 – 2010
Member of the advisory board of the Conference of Departments of Mathematics (KMathF), 2005 – 2011
Member of the editorial board of Algebra Colloquium, since 2003
Member of the Union of German Mathematicians (DMV), Equal Opportunity and Diversity representative, contact person in Hannover
Member of European Women in Mathematics (EWM), coordinator in Germany at times and Deputy Convenor
Member of the science and research advisory board for the State of Saxony-Anhalt, 1995 – 1998
Member of numerous committees at the University of Magdeburg and University of Hanover
Member of the programme committees of international conferences
Referee for national and international research funding organisations and scientific journals
Member of various prize juries
Member of the selection committee for the German National Academic Foundation
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