Enrique Zuazua rewarded with Alexander von Humboldt Professorship

Nominee Prof. Dr. Dr. hc. Enrique Zuazua receives an Alexander-von-Humboldt-Professorship. The price is worth up to 5 million and was granted may 9th 2019 in Berlin. Professor Enrique Zuazua will have a chair of applied mathematics at the FAU. The chair will cross theory with application and create innovative and interdisciplinary research. To sustain this eager goal and for coordination purposes the Erlangen Center for Data Sciences and image processing will be founded at the FAU. The picture shows (starting left): President of the Humboldt-Foundation Prof. Dr. Hans-Christian Pape, Humboldt-Professor Enrique Zuazua FAU-President Prof. Dr. Hornegger (Picture: Humboldt-Foundation/David Ausserhofer)Humboldt-Stiftung/David Ausserhofer

The mathematician and ambassador of the FAU Prof. Dr. Dr. hc. Enrique Zuazua was awarded with an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship. The President of the  Humboldt-Foundation, Hans-Christian Pape, presented it to him May 9th 2019 in Berlin during a formal ceremony with Minister for Education and Research Anja Karliczek. This makes Enrique Zuazua the fifth owner of an Humboldt-Professorship at the FAU. This award is Germany’s best endowed research award and is worth up to €5 million.

Prof. Dr. Enrique Zuazua is of spanish origin an one of the internationally leading heads within the field of applied mathematics. He emphasized his worked around partial differential equations, control theory and numeric. These areas aim for improving the simulation and modeling of processes (e.g. those originating from the field of engineering and social studies or maybe even more important and future-orientated aviation and power grids). Furthermore the prediction of natural phenomena like tsunamis depends crucially on the quality of the available mathematical models, data and pictures from the research fields of professor Zuazua.

One can get more interesting information in the article “Another Humboldt Professorship for the FAU” from the FAU or in this video from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation:

“The world as an accumulation of “shapes in motion”

The Alexander von Humboldt Professorship

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation awards professorships to internationally leading researchers from all disciplines who are currently working abroad. The Alexander von Humboldt Professorship is intended to allow German universities to bring top talent to Germany and to offer them long-term career prospects in Germany. The professorship, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is endowed with up to 5 million euros over a five-year period.