Enrique Zuazua rewarded with Alexander von Humboldt Professorship
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:
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