Martin G. Gulbrandsen
Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
University of Stavanger
NO-4036 Stavanger

Atelier: E-538, Kjølv Egelands hus
(+47) 51 83 18 08

Associate professor in mathematics.

Research interests include abelian varieties, derived categories, geometric invariant theory and moduli spaces of sheaves.

There is hope: Theory of vector bundles honoured in Congress

Algebraic geometry at UiS

The algebraic geometry group consists, as of 2014, of Lars Halle (associate professor), Magnar Dale (associate professor) and two PhD students. We run a weekly seminar.

In 2014, the project Sheaves on abelian varieties begins; it is funded by the Research Council of Norway through the Young Research Talent category within the Independent Projects funding scheme. The partners are Martí Lahoz (Paris), Ciaran Meachan (Edinburgh) and Daniel Huybrechts (Bonn), and I am project leader. Major components of the project are the hiring of a PhD student in 2014 and a postdoc in 2015, and two workshops to be held in 2015 and 2017 in Stavanger.

Together with Johannes Nicaise, Lars Halle organizes the 2014 Nordfjordeid summer school on Toric degenerations and mirror symmetry.


  • Sammy Alaoui Soulimani (PhD candidate)
  • Andrea Ricolfi (PhD candidate)


  • Letterio Gatto (Politecnico di Torino), 2014 October 17--22
  • Elena Martinengo (Freie Universität Berlin), 2014 March 12--15
  • Martí Lahoz (Paris 7), 2013 December 7--12
  • Ciaran Meachan (University of Edinburgh), 2013 December 7--12


With M. Lahoz: Schottky via the punctual Hilbert scheme
(preprint at the arXiv, 2014)
With L. Halle and K. Hulek: A relative Hilbert-Mumford criterion
(preprint at the arXiv, 2014)

Further texts

Local aspects of geometric invariant theory
Lecture notes from a minicourse delivered at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm.
Fibrations on generalized Kummer varieties
Series of dissertations submitted to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo, No. 537 (2006). ISSN 1501-7710. [erratum]
Hilbert schemes of linear group orbits in the affine plane
Cand. scient. thesis, University of Oslo, December 2000.

Links - maths resources

MathSciNet - Mathematical Reviews
UC Davis Front for the maths arXiv
JSTOR - The scholarly journal archive
GDZ - Göttinger Digitalisierungs-Zentrum
Numdam - Numérisation de documents anciens mathématiques

Martin G. Gulbrandsen