Mats Boij is professor in mathematics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. His research focus is focus is commutative algebra and algebraic geometry. He also teaches several different courses within mathematics.
In his work with Jonas Söderberg, Mats Boij embarked on a new direction within the study of syzygies, a type of algebraic relationship. Although David Hilbert paved the way for this over 100 years ago, there was only limited knowledge at the time of the numerical properties of these syzygies. Their work led to what is now known as Boij-Söderberg theory, which has also resulted in unexpected breakthroughs in other areas, such as cohomology of vector bundles.
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