New Humboldt award winner at FAU

Mathematician Prof. Frank den Hollander from the University of Leiden will be coming to FAU to work on joint projects in the context of a Humboldt Research Award. (Image: Universiteit Leiden)

Prof. Frank den Hollander conducts research into stochastics.

FAU welcomes a new Humboldt award winner: On 29 March 2019, Prof. Frank den Hollander from Mathematisch Instituut Universiteit Leiden, received the Humboldt Research Award in a special ceremony. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has awarded the mathematician the prize in recognition of his research into probability theory and his dedication in initiating research networks and groups in the field of stochastics.

Prof. den Hollander’s areas of research include the theory of stochastic processes and its application in physics, biology, and computer science. In particular, his work involves the theory of large deviations, processes in random media, metastable behaviour and potential theory, models of mathematical biology and random graphs. He has already been appointed as a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) and the American Mathematical Society in recognition of his work.

Prof. den Hollander has worked and is still working with his host at FAU, Prof. Andreas Greven at the Chair of Stochastics, on several research projects such as DFG Priority Programme 1590, a bilateral German and Dutch DFG research group, and during his appointment as Director of the European Institute for Statistics, Probability, Stochastic Operations Research and its Applications (EURANDOM) in Eindhoven. Frank den Hollander will be collaborating more closely with Prof. Greven and Prof. Anton Boview at the University of Bonn from September 2019 to August 2021 within the context of the research award. Prof. den Hollander also took part in a workshop on ‘Spatial population models: From configurations to genealogies and back’ at FAU in the days before the award ceremony took place.

The Humboldt Research Award

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation awards the Humboldt Research Award to researchers each year in recognition of their overall contributions to fundamental discoveries, findings or new theories that have had a lasting effect on their field and who are expected to continue producing excellent research in the future. The Humboldt Foundation recognises up to 100 researchers each year with Research Awards, which are worth up to 60,000 euros each.

Further information:

Prof. Dr. Andreas Greven
Phone: +49 9131 8567090

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