Bernd Souvignier

IMAPP Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics
Faculty of Science, Mathematics and Computing Science
Radboud University Nijmegen
Postbus 9010, 6500 GL Nijmegen (post adress)
Heyendaalseweg 135, 6525 AJ Nijmegen (visitor's adress)
The Netherlands

office: HG03.739 in the Huygensgebouw (see the campus map) of the β-faculty
tel: +31-24-365 3225

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In the autumn-semester of the academic year 2020/2021 I have taught the courses: and in the spring semester 2021 I am teaching: More information on this and on my teaching activities from previous years can be found on my teaching page (in Dutch).


My principal research interests lie in algorithmic group theory and representation theory. An application hereof lies in mathematical crystallography, where I'm a consultant of the IUCr Commission on Mathematical and Theoretical Crystallography MaThCryst (after being a member from 2005-2014).
On Friday, February 23rd 2007, a DIAMANT Intercity Seminar on Crystallography took place in HG00.068 of the Huygens-building at the Radboud University Nijmegen.

See the list of publications for an overview of my research topics.

More generally, I am working on various aspects of computer algebra. In the year 1996/97, I have been working with the Magma group at the Univeristy of Sydney, contributing mainly to the packages on groups, representations, lattices and local fields.
Depending on the specific tasks, I usually use the Magma, GAP or Maple computer algebra packages.

Outside pure mathematics, I have been working on automatic speech recognition at the Philips research labs in Aachen (Germany) from 1998-2000 (see my publications page for some papers from that period).

Other tasks

Program coordinator

From 1 september 2011 onwards I have been program coordinator for both the bachelor and master programmes in mathematics at Radboud University. Since 1 september 2016 the coordination of the master program has been taken over by a separate programme coordinator and my responsibility focused on the bachelor program. As of 1 september 2018 I have retired from the function of program coordinator.

Onderdeelcommissie FNWI

From 2003 to 2009, I represented the mathematics group in the onderdeelcommissie (OC) of the faculty. The OC (together with student representatives and the faculty management) forms part of the Facultaire Gezamenlijke Vergadering (FGV) and is part of the workers' participation at the RU. More information (in Dutch) on the OC can be found here.