Postdoctoral researcher

Andries Salm

I am a postdoctoral researcher working with Andriy Haydys.
My research focuses on geometric analysis, but in my free time I like to play with computers.

About Me

  • Department: Mathematics
  • University: Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Address: Boulevard du Triomphe, Bruxelles
  • Email:

My research interest

I am a postdoctoral researcher working with Andriy Haydys. My research interest is in the intersection of geometry and functional analysis. Namely, geometric properties often are formulated in partial differential equations. At the same time the behaviour of these PDE's can only be understand by studing the geometry. I focus myself mostly on gauge theory and in the study of manifolds with special holonomy. For example, in my PhD I constructed families of examples 4 dimensional, non-complete, Hyperkähler manifolds with non-maximal volume growth.

Other interests

In my free-time I like to tinker with computers and electronics. For example, I disassembled a computer screen and I added a one-way mirror in front of it. Using a Raspberry Py mini computer I displayed in this mirror a clock and news feed. I can manage my mirror with an app over the whole world and all the animations are hardware accelerated. For new and weird ideas I am always open for a chat.

"Differential geometry is the study of properties that are invariant under change of notation" (Lie 2013)



  • 2023-2026

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Université Libre de Bruxelles
    I am a postdoctoral researcher working with Andriy Haydys working on problems in geometric analysis. These problems range from the study of manifolds with special holonomy to solving problems problems in gauge theory.
  • 2018-2023

    PhD Candidate

    University College London

    The overall aim of my project is the development of constructions of complete non-compact manifolds with special holonomy and non-maximal volume growth and a thorough study of their geometry. My supervisor was Dr. Lorenzo Foscolo

  • 2015-2018

    Master Mathematical Sciences

    Master Theoretical physics

    Utrecht University
    Average: 7.92 of 10, Honours program
  • 2012-2015

    Bachelor Mathematics

    Bachelor Physics

    Utrecht University
    Average: 8.34 of 10, Cum Laude


  • 2010-2018

    Software Developer

    Minded B.V.

    Digitaal Kantoor is an online accounting program for medium and small businesses. As software engineer I applied my skills of problem solving and analytic thinking to create multiple API implementations in websites and apps.

  • 2010-2018


    Artists in Science

    Artists in Science was a start-up with its main product ’slimsporen’. It was based on a research project about car-navigation I did during high school. I developed an app that could calculate the most economical way to travel using public transport.



PhD Thesis


Master Thesis


Bachelor Thesis


Presentation Holonomy


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Université Libre de Bruxelles Boulevard du Triomphe
B-1050 Bruxelles, Belgium
Office: 2.O7.114