Tomas Ekholm

Position: Visiting Professor
Prounouns: he/him
Office: SSB 132
Phone: 413.597.xxxx
E-mail: [email protected]


  • Ph.D. Royal Institute of Technology, 2005
  • B.S. Stockholm University 2000


I graduated from Stockholm University in 2000, where I received a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science. In 2005 I defended my PhD with the thesis Schrödinger Operators in Waveguides. After working at Group of Mathematical Physics (University of Lisbon) and Lund University, I finally ended up at The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden, in 2010.
My major contributions in research have been the papers together with Rupert Frank about what is now called Hardy-Lieb-Thirring inequalities. I recently contributed in the field of Computer Science by writing about modular web development and why CSS is not the solution. It resulted in the project element-resize-detector together with Lucas Wiener and Philipp Haller.
Apart from teaching various courses in Mathematics I have lately focused on teaching Calculus in One Variable based on my own Calculus book, and advanced courses in Functional Programming. As a teacher I try to engage the students so that we all can grow in knowledge and wisdom. At Williams College I will teach the course Application Development with Functional Programming. I hope that we will have a semester of openness and creativity together.