Professor Florian Luca

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Professor Florian Luca

School of Mathematics
University of the Witwatersrand

Professor Florian Luca’s research in mathematical sciences and applied mathematics centres
on Number Theory with a focus on the areas of Diophantine equations and Multiplicative Number Theory. He obtained his Honours in Mathematics from the University of Iasi in Romania and completed his PhD at the University of Alaska. He a Professor at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and also spent time as a Visiting Professor at a number of institutions in France, the USA and Chile. He was also a Visiting Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Germany among others. He is currently a Distinguished Research Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand. He has published more than 750 articles and is a leading contributor to major journals such as the Journal of Number Theory and Acta Arithmetica. He has supervised 11 PhD students with another one currently in progress. Prof Luca has received various accolades including the Young Researcher Award from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and a Research Award from the South African Mathematical Society.