Prof. Dr. Nicolas Perkowski, BMS alumnus, MATH+ project leader and graduate of the HU Berlin, was recently awarded the Heinz Maier Leibnitz Prize by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft/DFG).
Now a junior professor at the HU Berlin and DFG Heisenberg Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (MPI MiS) in Leipzig, Nicolas was honored with this, the most important award for young scientists in Germany, in recognition of his scientific achievements in the field of probability theory. His research focuses on singular stochastic partial differential equations, applied stochastic analysis and robust financial mathematics.
Established in honor of the German physicist Heinz Maier-Leibnitz, this prize was deemed one of the top three major scientific awards in Germany by the major research institutions. It is given not only in recognition of excellent research, but also as an incentive to continue with the pursuit of an academic career. The prize is funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung/BMBF) and is awarded by a selection committee appointed by the DFG and the BMBF.
As one of ten prize winners from various academic fields, Nicolas will be presented with his award at a special ceremony on 28 May 2019 in Berlin. This award comes with prize money in the sum of 20,000 euros.
Written by S. E. Sutherland-Figini