Svante Janson

Professor at Department of Mathematics, Probability Theory and Combinatorics

+4618-471 3188
Visiting address:
Room 74117 Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1
Postal address:
Box 480
751 06 UPPSALA

Short presentation

My research is mainly in probability theory, in particular combinatorial probability (mainly random graphs and related topics); occasionally I also do research in analysis, which was my original field.

I have written 4 books and over 300 journal papers. See my list of publications, which also includes a list of my coauthors in alphabetic order.
See also the list of some of my talks.


Graduate students (past and present)

CV (English)

Academic merits: PhD

I am member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, The Royal Society of Sciences at Uppsala, The Swedish Mathematical Society , Svenska statistikfrämjandet, Vetenskap och Folkbildning.

I am, besides my research, interested in calendars and their mathematics and election methods.

I have earlier participated in, and helped launching, the project Samnordisk runtextdatabas (a data base with runic texts).


  • Sparre's prize (KVA) 1978
  • Göran Gustafsson prize 1992
  • Eva och Lars Gårding's prize (Kungl. Fysiografiska sällskapet i Lund) 2009
  • Wallenberg Scholar (The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation) 2011
  • Rudbeck medal (Uppsala University) 2013
  • Celsius medal (Royal Society of Sciences at Uppsala) 2016

My family consists of my wife fru Julie White and our daughter Sofie (born 1995), and our "extra children" Erika (born 1979), Magnus (born 1980), Emma (born 1987), and Jesper (born 1981) that occasionally have lived with us as children.

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Svante Janson