Short CV/Education and training

  • 1982 – 1988
    Studied mathematics, linguistics and computer science at Kiel University, Germany

  • 1988
    Doctorate in linguistics at Kiel University

  • 1988 – 1989
    Postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

  • 1989
    Diplom degree in mathematics at Kiel University

  • 1989 – 1994
    Degree-seeking student at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA

  • 1990
    Master's degree in mathematics at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA

  • 1994
    PhD in mathematics at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA

  • 1994 – 1996
    Visiting researcher at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

  • 1996 – 2004
    Own Projects (funded by the DFG) at the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Würzburg, Germany

  • 2000
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification)

  • 2004
    Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, England

  • 2004 – 2008
    Professor of mathematics at Bielefeld University, Germany

  • Since 2008
    Professor of mathematics and mathematical logic at the University of Münster, Germany

Selected publications

  • Kramer, L., Tent, K., Van Maldeghem, H.: Simple Groups of Finite Morley Rank and Tits Buildings. In: Israel Journal of Mathematics 109, 1999. S. 189-224.

  • Tent, K.: Very homogeneous generalized n-gons of finite Morley Rank. In: J. London Math. Soc. 62(2), 2000. S. 1-15.

  • Tent, K., Van Maldeghem, H.: BN-pairs with projective or affine lines. In: J. Reine Angew. Math. 544, 2002. S. 223-236.

  • Tent, K., Van Maldeghem, H.: Moufang polygons and irreducible spherical BN-pairs of rank 2, I. In: Advances in Mathematics 174(2), 2003. S. 254-265.

  • Tent, K.: Split BN-pairs of rank 2: the octagons. In: Advances in Mathematics 181(2), 2004. S. 308-320.

  • Kramer, L. et al.: Asymptotic cones of finitely presented groups. In: Advances in Mathematics 193(1), 2005. S. 142-173.

  • Kramer, L., Tent, K.: Asymptotic cones and ultrapowers of Lie groups. In: Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 10, 2004. S. 175-185.

  • De Medts, T., Segev, Y., Tent, K.: Special Moufang sets, their root groups and their µ-maps. In: Proc. Lond. Math. Soc. 96(3), 2008. S. 767-791.

  • Kramer, L., Tent, K.: A Maslov cocycle for unitary groups. In: Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society, 100(3), 2010. S. 91-115.

  • Liebeck, M., Macpherson, D., Tent, K.: Primitive permutation groups of bounded orbital diameter, to appear in: Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society. In: 10.1112/plms/pdp024.

Selected projects

  • Contact person for SFB 878 (Mathematik): Groups, Geometry, and Actions

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the review board mathematics of the DFG (German Research Foundation)

  • Member of the Expert panel Mathematik FWO (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek, Vlandereren)

  • Selection committee for the German National Mathematics Competition

Editor of the following journals:

  • Archive for Mathematical Logic

  • Münster Journal of Mathematics

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Four children, born:

    1988 in London, Ontario, Canada;

    1995 in Jerusalem, Israel;

    1997 in Würzburg, Germany;

    2000 in Würzburg


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