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Poul G. Hjorth (b. 1955) Associate Professor, Ph.D., cand.scient in mathematics from University of Copenhagen 1982, Ph.D.mathematical physics from University of California San Diego 1988. Postdoc at Institute of Nonlinear Science, University of California San Diego 1989; Assistant professor at DTU 1990, and associate professor in Applied Mathematics from 1994 at DTU Mathematics, (now DTU Compute). Visiting full professor 2004 at Mærsk McKinney Department  of  Produktion Technology at University of Southern Denmark. Research visits at the Weizmann Institute, the Mittag Leffler Institute and Imperial College, London. Has been secretary and co-chair of the Danish MAthematical Society, and is now Editor of the Danish Mathematical Society Newsletter Matilde. Editor at the Fields Instituttets journal Mathematics in Industry Case Studies. Executive Director for European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI). Interested in the dissimination of Mathematics (DTU Teaching Award 2010), the culture of Mathematics, and Mathematics in culture.

In his research he has touched a large range of subjects in mathematical physics, classical mechanics, dynamical systems and geometry, in particular in applications of mathematics to real-world industrial problems, organization of annual workshops between mathematics and industry, the European Study Groups with Industry (ESGI) in Denmark. 

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Other information

7 years in California, 1982-1989 Visits to Moscow State University (Russia), Weizmann Institute (Israel), Mittag-Leffler Institute (Sweden).

Language Skills:
Danish, English, some German
Danish, English, some German

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

Mathematical Physics, University of California, San Diego


Mathematical Physics, University of California, San Diego


Mathematics, University of Copenhagen


Mathematics, University of Copenhagen


External positions

External Lecturer, University of Copenhagen


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  • Dynamical Systems, Mathematical Modelling, Industrial Applied Mathematics


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