Tom De Medts @ Ghent University
Research group
I am leading the research group Algebra of the Department of Mathematics: Algebra and Geometry of Ghent University.Short CV
 First name
 Tom
 Middle names

George Gardy
 Last name

De Medts
 Birthday

February 9, 1980
 Nationality

Belgian
Degrees
 Master degree

Mathematics, Ghent University, July 2000
 PhD

Science – Mathematics, Ghent University, January 2003
 PhD thesis: "Moufang quadrangles : A unifying algebraic structure, and some results on exceptional quadrangles"
 PhD supervisors: Hendrik Van Maldeghem (Ghent University, Belgium) & Richard M. Weiss (Tufts University, Medford, USA)
Selected publications
 Tom De Medts, Michiel Van Couwenberghe, Nonassociative Frobenius algebras for simply laced Chevalley groups, Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 374 (2021), no. 12, 8715–8774.
 Lien Boelaert, Tom De Medts, Anastasia Stavrova, Moufang sets and structurable division algebras, Mem. Amer. Math. Soc. 259 (2019), no. 1245, 90 pp.
 PierreEmmanuel Caprace, Tom De Medts, Trees, contraction groups, and Moufang sets, Duke Math. J. 162 (2013), no. 13, 24132449.
 Tom De Medts, Yoav Segev, Katrin Tent, Special Moufang sets, their root groups, and their μmaps, Proc. London Math. Soc. 96 (2008), no. 3, 767791.
 Tom De Medts, Richard M. Weiss, Moufang sets and Jordan division algebras, Math. Ann. 335 (2006), no. 2, 415433.
 Tom De Medts, An algebraic structure for Moufang quadrangles, Mem. Amer. Math. Soc. 173 (2005), no. 818, 99 pp.
Projects
 BOF research project "Vertex operator algebras and axial decomposition algebras" (2023–2027)
 EOS FWOFNRS research project "Highdimensional expanders and KacMoodySteinberg groups" (2022–2026)
 FWO research project "Cohomological invariants for structurable algebras" (G.0040.18) (2018–2022)
 UGent responsible for Horizon 2020 project "OpenDreamKit"
(H2020EU.1.4.1.3 ref. 676541, Open Digital Research Environment Toolkit for the Advancement of Mathematics) (2015–2019)  FWO research project "Automorphism groups of locally finite trees" (G.0110.12) (2012–2016)
 FWO research project "Moufang sets" (G.0140.09) (2009–2013)
 FWO research project "Dualities in discrete geometrical structures" (G.0086.06), as copromoter (2006–2010)
Orcid
Videos
 Jordan algebras and 3transposition groups, Banff, May 7, 2015
 Geometries from inner ideals of structurable algebras, Banff, August 27, 2019
 Tits–Kantor–Koecher Lie Algebras and 5 x 5Gradings, December 11, 2023
 Primitive 4generated axial algebras of Jordan type, December 18, 2023
MathOverflow
More information
 Publication list
 PhD students
 Conferences that I have been (co)organizing
 Special lectures
 Editorial work for scientific journals