## All News

**Wolfgang Lück, professor at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Bonn and member of the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, has been awarded the Karl Georg Christian von Staudt Prize by the Otto and Edith Haupt Foundation at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. The foundation honors his outstanding contributions to topology. The award ceremony will take place on June 6, 2025.**

**Don Zagier, Director emeritus of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn and associated member of the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, was elected as a new member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. The Accademia dei Lincei will officially welcome its new members at a ceremony that will take place in Rome on Friday 8 November 2024.**

**Ana Caraiani, former Bonn Junior Fellow and Hausdorff Chair at the HCM and now professor of pure mathematics at the Imperial College London, has been awarded the 2025 Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize in Mathematics by the American Mathematical Society (AMS). She has been honored for contributions to arithmetic geometry and number theory: in particular, the Langlands program.**

**The University of Bonn is once again welcoming a top-notch reinforcement in the shape of mathematician professor László Végh. He has been appointed to a Hertz Chair, which connects up different disciplines at the University of Excellence in a unique way. László Végh will be based in the Transdisciplinary Research Area "Modelling”, where he will help to strengthen the links between different departments in the fields of algorithms and optimization problems in particular. In addition, László Végh is a member of the Research Institute for Discrete Mathematics and the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics (HCM).**

**Alessia Nota, former postdoc at the Institute for Applied Mathematics at the University of Bonn and former member of the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, was awarded the Fubini Prize 2024, together with Bozhidar Velichkov.**

**Lillian Pierce, Bonn Research Chair and member of the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics (HCM), has been elected a fellow of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) for her many contributions in the support of women both locally and nationally through the organization of such events as “Re:boot Number Theory”, “A room of one’s own”, and Graduate Research Opportunities for Women (GROW). The Executive Committee of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) has established the AWM Fellows Program to recognize members who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to the support and advancement of women in the mathematical sciences. **

**Anton Bovier, professor at the Institute for Applied Mathematics at the University of Bonn and member of the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics (HCM), has been elected as fellow of the European Academy of Sciences (EurASc). EurASc is a fully independent international association of distinguished scholars that aims to recognize and elect to its membership the best European scientists with a vision for Europe as a whole, transcending national borders, and with the aims of strengthening European science and scientific cooperation. It is completely independent of any national entity in its membership, election processes, deliberations, and actions. One of EurASc's purposes is to play a role complementary to those of national academies and the European Academies' Science Advisory Council (EASAC). **

**Gerd Faltings, Emeritus Director of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn, was elected a member of the Order Pour le Mérite. The Order now has 34 German and 37 foreign members, including 17 Nobel Prize winners. Being elected to the Order Pour le Mérite is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to scientists and artists in Germany. The association of artists and scholars was founded in 1842 by Prussian King Frederick William IV and revived in 1952 by Federal President Theodor Heuss. The Order Pour le Mérite is under the protectorate of the Federal President. It is financed and organized by the Minister of State for Culture and the Media. Two other directors of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Friedrich Hirzebruch and Yuri Manin, were already members of the Order.**

**Artificial intelligence and computer science are driving developments in many areas of society – including in scientific research. This has prompted the Max Planck Society and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to honour outstanding achievements in the use of algorithms in mathematics, microscopy and climate research in 2024: The Max Planck-Humboldt Research Award, endowed with 1.5 million euros, goes to Geordie Williamson, Professor at the University of Sydney. Williamson uses artificial intelligence (AI) for his fundamental work in mathematics. The prizewinner will also cooperate closely with the mathematics at the University of Bonn in this field. The awards will be presented on 3 December in Berlin. **

**There have never been so many ERC Starting Grants at once at the University of Bonn: no fewer than seven researchers have been successful with their applications in the highly competitive European Research Council (ERC) funding process. With a funding of some €1.5 million each, Markus Hausmann from the Institute of Mathematics, among others, will be able to realize his project “Bordism of symmetries: From global groups to derived orbifolds” (BorSym) over the next five years.**

**At this year's International Mathematics Competition for University Students (IMC) in Blagoevgrad (Bulgaria), held from August 5 to 11, the Bonn team was ranked second in the unofficial team score, making it the world's second most successful university in the competition behind Saint Petersburg State University.**

**Jessica Fintzen has won yet another highly prestigious accolade, this time the European Mathematical Society’s (EMS) Prize. The professor in the University of Bonn’s Mathematical Institute and member of the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics (HCM) is to be handed the award on Monday, July 15, during the ninth European Congress of Mathematics (ECM) in the Spanish city of Seville.**

**Once a year, the Bonn Mathematical Society (Bonner Mathematische Gesellschaft, BMG) awards a prize for outstanding Bachelor's theses in mathematics.**

**Students who have completed their Bachelor's degree by September 30 of the respective year will be considered. Two to three prizes for graduates of a mathematics bachelor's degree (including one female) and one for a graduate of the Bachelor's degree in mathematics education are awarded. The prize consists of a certificate and a monetary prize.**

**They are the best young German female mathematicians: At the European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad 2024 (EGMO) in Tskaltubo (Georgia), the German team won one gold and two silver medals. A total of 212 young people from 54 countries took part in the top international tournament for mathematically talented school girls. As every year, the German team was supported by the HCM and assisted on site by female PhD students from Bonn.**

**Many kidney diseases are manifested by protein in the urine. However, until now it was not possible to determine whether the protein excretion is caused by only a few, but severely damaged, or by many moderately damaged of the millions of small kidney filters, known as glomeruli. Researchers at the University Hospital Bonn, in cooperation with mathematicians from the University of Bonn, have developed a new computer method to clarify this question experimentally. The results of their work have now been published as an article in press in the leading kidney research journal "Kidney International".**

**The Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation awards the Heinz Gumin Prize for Mathematics to Don Zagier, Director Emeritus at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn and Associate Member of the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics. The Foundation hereby honors the prizewinner's groundbreaking research work on number theory and the theory of modular forms. At 50,000 euros, the Gumin Prize is the most highly endowed mathematics prize in Germany. The award ceremony will take place in mid-May 2024 at the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation.**

**The Department of Mathematics (Fachgruppe Mathematik) honors Thorsten Michael Beckmann with the Hausdorff Memorial Prize for the best dissertation of the academic year 2022/2023 in mathematics. The honor today was presented by the chair of the Department, Herbert Koch, before the Hausdorff Colloquium in the Lipschitz Hall.**

**The Institute for Numerical Simulation at the University of Bonn has awarded Vera Weber the Ada Lovelace Prize for the academic year 2022/2023. The prize was awarded for her master's thesis entitled "On aspects of discretization strategies with applications in imaging", which was supervised by Ira Neitzel.**

**The economist Professor Christian Bayer from the Institute for Macroeconomics and Econometrics at the University of Bonn and member of the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics (HCM) has received a Proof of Concept (PoC) Grant by the European Research Council (ERC). This program awards researchers €150,000 in funding for up to 18 months to help them commercialize their ideas from previous ERC projects through excellent basic research.**

**Eva Viehmann from the University of Münster has been awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2024 by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for her excellent research. With a prize money of 2.5 million euros, the Leibniz Prize is the most highly endowed German research award. Eva Viehmann has a close relationship to Bonn: she studied, completed her PhD and habilitation in Bonn and worked for a long time in the Arithmetic Geometry group at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Bonn.**

**Sven Rady, Hausdorff Chair and professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Bonn, has been elected Fellow of the Econometric Society.**

**Another big success in securing grants from the European Research Council (ERC), with two Bonn mathematicians receiving an ERC Consolidator Grant: Jan Hasenauer of HCM's Interdisciplinary Research Unit (IRU) Mathematics and Life Sciences and Evgeny Shinder of the Mathematical Institute.**** **

**Jessica Fintzen, a professor at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Bonn and a member of the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics (HCM), is to receive the prestigious Frank Nelson Cole Prize in Algebra for 2024. She will be presented with the award at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Francisco, California in January 2024.**

**Lisa Sauermann has been honored with the von Kaven Award 2023 for her outstanding scientific achievements. The award is presented by the von Kaven Foundation, which is managed by the DFG. Lisa Sauermann was appointed as one of the prestigious Hausdorff Chairs only a few months ago. She has been carrying out research and teaching at the Institute for Applied Mathematics at the University of Bonn since August. The von Kaven Award includes prize money of 10,000 euros and will be presented on November 17, 2023, at the Gauß Lecture organized by the German Mathematical Society (DMV).**

**Three weeks ago, our conference "Panorama of Mathematics II" took place. In total, more than 300 participants informed themselves in a relaxed and constructive atmosphere about the different mathematical subfields, across all borders. New trends, results, and challenges in the mathematical sciences were outlined, with internationally distinguished mathematicians, including several Fields Medalists.**

In the following mood video you get a very good impression of the event:

**Our former HCM spokesperson Karl-Theodor Sturm has been elected to the Academia Europaea.**

**Our junior professor Vera Traub from the Research Institute for Discrete Mathematics is currently without a doubt one of the shooting stars of her research field worldwide. Shortly after winning the prestigious Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontiers Prize of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation, she has now also been awarded the Richard Rado Prize 2022 by the Discrete Mathematics Section of the German Mathematical Society.**

**Ana Caraiani wins the New Horizons in Mathematics Prize and Vera Traub wins the Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontiers Prize.**

**Christian Bayer, an economist at the University of Bonn and member of the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, has received this year's Hermann Heinrich Gossen Award from the Verein für Socialpolitik (VfS) in recognition of his outstanding and internationally recognized research achievements. The prize is awarded once a year to an economist under the age of 45 from a German-speaking country. It is endowed with 10,000 euros and is intended to promote the internationalization of economics. The main criterion for awarding the prize is publications in internationally recognized journals. “Christian Bayer has made numerous significant contributions to the empirical analysis of macroeconomic impact mechanisms,” lauds VfS Chairman Georg Weizsäcker. Bayer’s contributions are consistently innovative, and in some (much-cited) cases can be categorized as basic methodological research.**