John von Neumann Visiting Professorship


John von Neumann
The John von Neumann Visiting Professorship allows outstanding scientists to spend a semester at the TUM Center for Mathematics. It is funded by the Bavarian ministry of Science, Research and Art. Awardees offer a 'John von Neumann Gastvorlesung' which introduces advanced undergraduates to their area of research.

The Visiting Professorship is named in honour of John von Neumann, one of the world's leading 20th century mathematicians. With his mathematical ideas, von Neumann made seminal contributions to many different fields including quantum mechanics, game theory, fluid dynamics, and scientific computing. In particular, with his celebrated 1932 textbook he put the then new science of quantum mechanics on firm mathematical ground, and with his 1952 design of the computer MANIAC he introduced the pioneering ideas of flexible memory and parallel processing.

In 1953 Technische Hochschule München awarded him a honorary doctorate.


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Current Awardees for Winter Semester 2017/18


Prof. Dr. Sergey Tikhomirov Prof. Dr. Sergey Tikhomirov, St. Petersburg University Pfeil
John von Neumann Lecture Series: Dynamical Systems with Hysteresis

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Previous Awardees
Wintersemester Sommersemester
2016/17 2017
Prof. Dr. Igor V. Dolgachev, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor Prof. Dr. Nicola Fusco, Universität Napels
Prof. Dr. Michael Griebel, Bonn University
Prof. Dr. Frithjof Lutscher, Ottawa University
Wintersemester Sommersemester
2015/16 2016
Prof. Dr. Francis Filbet, Universität Lyon Prof. Dr. Bruno Nachtergaele, University of California, Davis
Prof. Dr. Helmut Pottmann, TU Wien Prof. Dr. Gary Froyland, University of New South Wales
Prof. Dr. Maurice Rojas, Texas A&M University Prof. Dr. Christian Genest, McGill University, Montreal
Prof. Dr. Johanna G Neslehova, McGill University, Montreal
2014/15 2015
Prof. Dr. Andrea Braides, Università di Roma Tor Vergata Prof. Dr. Ernst Eberlein, Universität Freiburg
Prof. Dr. Peter Markowich, University of Cambridge Prof. Dr. Matteo Novaga, Università di Pisa
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Savaré, Università di Pavia
All previous awardees

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Scientific Director: Prof. Dr. Massimo Fornasier

 

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