Prizes & Awards
The German Research Foundation (DFG) awarded Professor 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.
Professor Andreas Schulz, a leading expert in the area of Operations Research, was 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 Professor Herbert Spohn. This award in the highest distinction of the Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft for theoretical physics. Herbert Spohn recieves the medal for his achievements in statistical physics, which deal with the transition from microscopic to macroscopic phenomena.
The most significant European research prize has been awarded:
ERC Starting Grant "Moduli Spaces of Local G-shtukas" to Professor Eva Viehmann (2011);
ERC Starting Grant “High-Dimensional Sparse Optimal Control” to Professor Massimo Fornasier(2012);
ERC Consolidator Grant "K3CRYSTAL" to Professor Christian Liedtke (2016)
IUPAP Young Researcher Award
Professor Simone Warzel recieved 2009 the Young Researcher Award of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP). The candidates must prove at least eight years of research experience since completing their PhD.
Ars Legendi Prize
Professor Jürgen Richter-Gebert, Chair for Geometry and Visualization, recieved the 2011 Ars legendi prize for excellent university teaching from the Stifterverbandes für die Deutsche Wissenschaften (Association for the Promotion of Science and Humanities in Germany) for his specialist teaching and his excellent support and motivation of his students.
A selection of further prizes and awards
Humboldt Research Award 2010 awarded to Professor Andreas Schulz.
START award (FWF - Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung) 2009 for Professor Massimo Fornasier.
Young Elite Researcher’s Award of the Danish Council for Independent Research 2008 to Professor Michael Wolf.
GAUSS-Prize 2012 of the Deutschen Aktuarvereinigung (DAV) awarded to Professor Rudi Zagst.
Howard Rosenbrock Prize 2015 awarded to Professor Michael Ulbrich together with Dr. Moritz Simon.
Whitehead-Preis of the London Mathematical Society (LMS) awarded 1999 to Professor Gero Friesecke.
von Karven-Ehrenpreis of the DFG awarded 2012 to Professor Eva Viehmann.
EURO Excellence in Practice Award 2013 for Professor Peter Gritzmann together with Dr. Steffen Borgward and Professor Dr. Andreas Brieden (UniBw München).
Georg-Cantor Medaille warded 2014 to Professor Herbert Spohn. The Cantor-Medaille is the highest scientific accolade of the DMV, awarded only every two years at the most.