Izak (Ieke) Moerdijk studied Mathematics, Philosophy and General
Linguistics at the University of Amsterdam. He received his PhD in
Mathematics from the same institution in 1985, with the distinction Cum
Laude. Subsequently he worked at the University of Chicago and at the
University of Cambridge, before joining the Mathematics Department of
the University of Utrecht in 1988. In 2011, he moved to Radboud University
Moerdijk was awarded a Huygens Fellowship from NWO
in 1986 and a PIONIER grant, again from NWO, in 1995. He was
elected member of the KNAW (Royal Academy of Arts
and Sciences) in 2006. In 2011 Moerdijk received the Descartes-Huygens
prize from the Académie des Sciences, and in 2012 the Spinoza award from
He held visiting positions at Cambridge (St John's College), Montreal
(McGill University), Sydney (University) and Aarhus, among others.
Moerdijk's current research interests include algebraic and
differential topology (operads, Lie groupoids, ...), and applications
of topological structures in mathematical logic. He is the coauthor of
several well-known books, including "Sheaves in Geometry and Logic"
with S. Mac Lane (Springer-Verlag, 1992, 1994), and "Introduction to
Foliations and Lie Groupoids"
with J. Mrcun (Cambridge UP, 2003).
Email: i.moerdijk at math.ru.nl
Office: Room HG 03.739, Heyendaalseweg 135, 6525 AJ Nijmegen
Preprints and Publications
Moerdijk's preprints can be found here,
while most of his publications are
Courses and Seminars
Current activities can be found on the group webpage.
Moerdijk is editor of Journal of Generalized Lie Theory and Applications, The Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra (2002-2007), The Annals of Pure and Applied Logic and Theory and Applications of Categories. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of North-Holland Mathematical Library and of the Editorial Board of Algebra and Applications.