Mima Stanojkovski

Manneken Pis-thagoras and I

Office F3-13
Nonlinear Algebra Group
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Inselstrasse 22
04103 Leipzig, Germany

name.surname (at) mis.mpg.de

I am a postdoctoral researcher at RWTH Aachen University, in the group of Gabriele Nebe, and a guest at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences Leipzig, in the Nonlinear Algebra group of Bernd Sturmfels. My position is funded by the SFB-TRR 195 Symbolic Tools in Mathematics and their Application.

I obtained my PhD from Leiden University in September 2017: my dissertation, with title "Intense automorphisms of finite groups", was supervised by Hendrik Lenstra. After my PhD, from 2017 to 2019, I have been a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Christopher Voll at Bielefeld University. In 2019, I have joined the group of Bernd Sturmfels at the MPI MiS Leipzig.


Together with Bernd Sturmfels, I am organizing a "Nonlinear Algebra Day" at RWTH Aachen University, on April 6th, 2022. More info coming soon.

For the first time in his life, on September 24th, 2021, Manneken Pis was dressed as a mathematician!
You can see Manneken Pis-thagoras and myself posing together on the top right corner of this page ↗


  1. "Bolytrope Orders", joint with Y. El Maazouz, G. Nebe (arXiv).

  2. "Abelian invariants and a reduction theorem for the modular isomorphism problem", joint with L. Margolis, T. Sakurai (arXiv).

  3. "Valued rank-metric codes", joint with Y. El Maazouz, M. A. Hahn, A. Neri (arXiv).

  4. "Orbits classifying extensions of prime power order groups", joint with O. Garaialde Ocaña (arXiv).

Accepted for publication:
  1. "Orders and Polytropes: Matrix Algebras from Valuations", joint with Y. El Maazouz, M. A. Hahn, G. Nebe, B. Sturmfels, Beitr. Algebra Geom. (2021), DOI (published version, arXiv).

  2. "Cryptographic multilinear maps using pro-p groups", joint with D. Kahrobaei, Adv. Math. Commun. (2021), DOI. (arXiv).

  3. "On the Modular Isomorphism Problem for groups of class 3 and obelisks", joint with L. Margolis, J. Group Theory, vol. 25, no. 1, 163-206 (2022), DOI (arXiv).

  4. "Toric varieties from cyclic matrix semigroups", joint with F. Galuppi, Rend. Istit. Mat. Univ. Trieste Vol. 53 (2021), Art. No. 17, pp. 1-17 (electronic) URI (arXiv).

  5. "Intense automorphisms of finite groups", Mem. Amer. Math. Soc. 273 (2021), no. 1341, DOI (arXiv).

  6. "Hessian matrices, automorphisms of p-groups, and torsion points of elliptic curves", joint with C. Voll, Math. Ann. 381, 593-629 (2021), DOI. (published version, arXiv)
    In this video, I explain some of the ideas from this article to a general mathematical audience: video, belonging to the Research Spotlight collection of the MPI MiS Leipzig.

  7. "Evolving groups", Arch. Math. 111, 3-12 (2018), DOI. (published version, arXiv)



As lecturer: As tutor / TA:


Selected invited talks

A collection of other talks and Poster sessions

Conferences, workshops, and seminars


Here is a little problem that was given to me by Andrea Lucchini and that I solved together with my colleague and friend Carlo Pagano. (pdf)