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Lou van den Dries

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Contact Information

Department of Mathematics
308 Altgeld Hall, MC-382
1409 W. Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801

Research Areas

Professor Emeritus


Lou van den Dries joined the department in 1986. He was an invited ICM speaker in 1990 and 2018, has been a “correspondent” of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences since 1993, and he has been a Professor in the Center for Advanced Study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 1998. Most recently, he presented the Tarski Lecture at the University of California at Berkeley in spring 2017.

Research Description

Model theory and its applications. Applications of logic to algebra.

Additional Campus Affiliations

Professor Emeritus, Center for Advanced Study

Honors & Awards

Karp Prize, Association for Symbolic Logic, 2018
Shoenfield Prize, Association for Symbolic Logic, 2018
Corresponding member, Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences
Professor, Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois

Recent Publications

Aschenbrenner, M., Dries, L. V. D., & Hoeven, J. V. D. (2022). On a differential intermediate value property. Revista de la Union Matematica Argentina, 64(1), 1-10.

Aschenbrenner, M., Van Den Dries, L., & Van Der Hoeven, J. (2022). Revisiting closed asymptotic couples. Proceedings of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society, 65(2), 530-555.

Bhardwaj, N., & van den Dries, L. (2022). On the Pila–Wilkie theorem. Expositiones Mathematicae, 40(3), 495-542.

van den Dries, L. (2022). Transseries, Model Theory, and Hardy Fields. Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 69(4), 557-563.

Aschenbrenner, M., Van Den Dries, L., & Van Der Hoeven, J. (2019). The surreal numbers as a universal H-field. Journal of the European Mathematical Society, 21(4), 1179-1199.

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