Home page of the research group of
Katarzyna and Franz-Viktor Kuhlmann

Institute of Mathematics,
University of Szczecin,
ul. Wielkopolska 15,
70-451 Szczecin,
Email: katarzyna.kuhlmann [at] usz.edu.pl,
fvk [at] usz.edu.pl, fvk [at] math.usask.ca

Our research interests: valuation theory, real algebra and ordered structures, model theoretic algebra;
in particular:

The students in our research group:

Hanna Ćmiel - Ph.D. student, supervised by FV (and supported from his Opus grant)

Alessandro Linzi - Ph.D. student, supervised by FV (and supported by a scholarship for international Ph.D. studies)

Hanna Stojałowska - Master's student, supervised by Kasia

Piotr Szewczyk - Master's student, supervised by FV

Michał Glumiński - Master's student, supervised by FV

Piotr Błaszkiewicz - Bachelor student, supervised by FV

In courses and student seminars, we are frequently joined by Malwina Ziętek, a Ph.D. student in our Institute, and by Jakub Dobrowolski, a student from Lyceum 13 in Szczecin.

Hanna Ćmiel, Alessandro Linzi, Piotr Szewczyk and Piotr Błaszkiewicz have just submitted their first joint research paper:
Caristi-Kirk and Oettli-Théra ball spaces, and applications
(pdf file)

Currently suggested topics for Master's and Ph.D. studies in our group:

Support for young mathematicians:

We are particularly active in the support of mathematicians early on in their career, giving advice on their research projects and articles in preparation. We invite them to visit us for these purposes at our Institute, and we organize conferences and workshops specially geared towards young mathematicians. Everyone who is interested in learning about our projects and areas of expertise is cordially invited to visit us or to contact us by email.

We support our students in building up connections with other researchers around the world, either by visiting them, or by inviting these researchers to visit us. Our students are actively participating in the conferences and workshops we organize, such as:

Workshop on "Valuations on Rational Function Fields"
organized by Franz-Viktor Kuhlmann and Katarzyna Kuhlmann
Institute of Mathematics, University of Szczecin, Poland, May 8-13, 2018

ALANT 5 - Joint Conferences on Algebra, Logic and Number Theory
12th Czech, Polish and Slovak Conference on Number Theory and 21st Colloquiumfest
Bedlewo (Poland), June 24-29, 2018

We organized and led a working group on Fixed Point Theory for young mathematics students at a summer school of the Deutsche Studienstiftung, August 6-18, 2017. A joint paper with one of the participants, M.~Paulsen, has just been accepted for publication. Other recent papers with mathematicians early in their career are:
joint paper with C. Visan,
joint paper with J. Dobrowolski,
joint paper with S. Durhan (formerly Azgin),
joint paper with S. Anscombe,
joint paper with I. Vlahu (former Masters student of FV),
joint paper with F. Sonaallah (former Masters student of FV and Kasia),
joint paper with K. Pal (former postdoctoral fellow of FV on a scholarship from PIMS),
joint paper with A. Naseem (former postdoctoral fellow of FV),
joint paper with J. Novacoski (former PhD student of FV),
and quite a number of joint paper with FV's former PhD student Anna Blaszczok (see FV's list of papers).

International connections and collaborations:

We have connections to individual researchers and mathematical centers at the following universities:
Great Britain: Oxford, University of Central Lancashire - Preston
France: Institut Mathématique de Jussieu - Paris Rive Gauche, Toulouse,
Germany: Münster, Konstanz, Dresden, Hochschule RheinMain,
Spain: Valladolid,
USA: University of Missouri - Columbia, University of Hawaii, Graduate Center New York,
Brazil: ICMC - USP Sao Carlos,
Poland: University of Silesia at Katowice.

The Valuation Theory Home Page:

We are maintaining a web site that gives information on what is going on in valuation theory, announces conferences andcontains a preprint repository:

The Valuation Theory Home Page


We have organized and are organizing a number of conferences and workshops. Detailed information and links can be found on The Valuation Theory Home Page. Since the year 2000, FV has organized the Colloquiumfest, a small and mostly low budget conference, with various co-organizers. It also has taken place at various universities and venues: University of Saskatchewan, CUNY Graduate Center in New York, IHP Paris, Bogazici University in Istanbul, University of Valladolid, University of Central Lancashire, University of Szczecin.
Would you like to co-organize a Colloquiumfest at your institution? Just contact us!

The Colloquiumfest Series

In the year 2010 the Colloquiumfest joined forces with the Czech, Polish and Slovak Conferences on Number Theory to form the biannual ALANT conferences.

Furthermore, FV initiated and co-organized two big international Valuation Theory Conference, each of which was followed by the publication of proceedings volumes. The third one is to follow in the next years - perhaps in Poland?

International Conference and Workshop on Valuation Theory,
Saskatoon 1999

Second International Valuation Theory Conference,
Segovia, Spain, July 18 to 30, 2011

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Last update: November 25, 2018