Gerard van der Geer receives Honorary Doctorate
On Friday 29 September 2017 Gerard van der Geer received an Honorary Doctorate from Stockholm University for his contribution to the University's activities in research and education.
Van der Geer, emeritus professor at UvA's Korteweg de Vries Institute for Mathematics, received the honorary doctorate for his research and his leading role as managing editor of Compositio Mathematica. He helped to make Compositio Mathematica into one of mathematics' most distinguished journals, all the while ensuring that the profits return to the mathematical community.
In his career, Van der Geer also made substantial contributions to research on moduli of curves, of abelian varieties and of K3-surfaces, Hilbert modular surfaces, and curves over finite fields.