Prizes & Awards
Awards at the Department of Mathematics
The German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft: DFG) awards Prof. Barbara Wohlmuth the Leibniz-Prize 2012, one of the most renowned science awards in Germany. Barbara Wohlmuth is Professor of the Chair for Numeric Mathematics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). With this prize, the DFG honored Professor Wohlmuth's excellent research in methods for domain decomposition. The award is endowed with prize money of 2.5 million Euros for research purposes.
Prof. Andreas Schulz is awarded a Humboldt-Professorship in 2014 and appointed jointlyto the Department of Mathematics and the TUM School of Management. With this "Humboldt Professorship", the highest endowed international research prize in Germany, the Humboldt Foundation supports the acquisition of outstanding scientists from all subject areas and from all over the world for German universities and science institutes.
Max Planck Medal
The Max Planck Medal 2017 has been awarded to Prof. Herbert Spohn. This award in the highest distinction of the German Physical Society for Theoretical Physics (Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft für Theoretische Physik). Herbert Spohn recieves the medal for his achievements in statistical physics, which deal with the transition from microscopic to macroscopic phenomena.
IUPAP Young Researcher Award
Prof. Simone Warzel received 2009 the Young Researcher Award of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP). The union awards the prize every three years. The candidates must prove at least eight years of research experience since completing their PhD.
Ars Legendi Prize
In 2011 Prof. Jürgen Richter-Gebert receives the Ars legendi prize for excellent university teaching from the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft (Association for the Promotion of Science and Humanities in Germany) for his specialist teaching and his excellent support and motivation of his students.
In 2014, the German Mathematical Association (Deutsche Mathematiker Verinigung: DMV) awards the Cantor-Medal to Prof. Herbert Spohn. He receives the prize for his outstanding scientific achievements, which have decisively influenced the stochastic analysis, the theory of kinetic equations and the mathematical physics for 30 years. The DMV awards the Cantor-Medal at most every two years.
The most important European research prize went to the professors:
- Robert König: ERC Consolidator Grant "Enhanced quantum information processing targeting the near term" (2020)
- Mathias Drton: ERC Advanced Grant "Graphical Models for Complex Multivariate Data" (2020)
- Eva Viehmann: ERC Consolidator Grant "Newton strata - geometry and representations" (2017)
- Christian Liedtke: ERC Consolidator Grant "K3CRYSTAL" (2016)
- Massimo Fornasier: ERC Starting Grant "High-Dimensional Sparse Optimal Control" (2012)
- Eva Viehmann: ERC Starting Grant "Moduli Spaces of Local G-shtukas" (2011)
- Fabian Theis: ERC Starting Grant "Modelling latent causes in molecular networks (LatentCauses)" (2010)
- Noam Berger: ERC Starting Grant "Limit theorems for processes in random media" (2009)
A selection of further prizes and awards
- Humboldt Research Award 2010 awarded to Prof. Andreas Schulz.
- Henri Poincaré Prize of the International Association of Mathematical Physics 2015 awarded to Prof. Herbert Spohn.
- START award (FWF - Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung) 2009 for Prof. Massimo Fornasier.
- Young Elite Researcher’s Award of the Danish Council for Independent Research 2008 to Prof. Michael Wolf.
- Medallion Lectures of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) in 2009 Prof. Claudia Klüppelberg and 2014 Prof. Nina Gantert.
- GAUSS-Prize 2012 of the Deutschen Aktuarvereinigung (DAV) awarded to Prof. Rudi Zagst.
- Erwin Schrödinger Prize of the Stifterverbandes 2007 to Prof. Christina Kuttler and Prof. Johannes Müller.
- Howard Rosenbrock Prize 2015 awarded to Prof. Michael Ulbrich together with Dr. Moritz Simon.
- Whitehead-Preis of the London Mathematical Society (LMS) awarded 1999 to Prof. Gero Friesecke.
- von Karven-Ehrenpreis of the DFG awarded 2012 to Prof. Eva Viehmann.
- EURO Excellence in Practice Award 2013 for Prof. Peter Gritzmann together with Dr. Steffen Borgward and Professor Dr. Andreas Brieden (UniBw München).