Ole Eiler Barndorff-Nielsen

Professor
Department of Mathematics, Aarhus Universdity, Aarhus, Denmark

Stays at TUM
Many visits between 2001 and 2005
Host
Prof. Dr. Claudia Klüppelberg
Research Interest
Turbulence, Lévy theory, financial econometrics
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Award (2001), Dr. Honoris Causa, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium (1999), Dr. Honoris Causa, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France (1993)

“My numerous stays at TUM have throughout been highly stimulating scientifically, and the very congenial atmosphere at TUM has added much to the productivity of my collaborations with colleagues and students there.”

David Bremner

Professor
Faculty of Computer Science, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Stays at TUM
Mar. 2002 – July 2003, Sept. 2007 – Mar. 2008
Host
Prof. Dr. Peter Gritzmann
Research Interests
Mathematical Programming, Discrete Geometry, Programming Language Systems
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellow (2002), Postdoctoral Fellow, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC, 1997)

“My stay at TUM was truly formative for me. Almost every piece of mathematical research I have done since has been influenced by the geometric theory and mathematical aesthetic I learned in these two visits.”

Martin Guest

Professor
Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

Stay at TUM
June – Aug. 2008
Host
Prof. Dr. Josef Dorfmeister
Research Interests
Geometry, topology, and integrable systems
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (1986)

“I was very satisfied with the excellent research facilities at TUM, and enjoyed living in the city of Munich.”

Richard D. James

Distinguished McKnight University Professor
Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Stay at TUM
Oct. 2006 – Mar. 2007
Host
Zentrum für Mathematik (John von Neumann-Gastprofessur)
Research Interests
Phase transformations in materials, mathematical methods for the analysis of materials at atomic and continuum scales, methods of bulk synthesis and characterization of new materials
Awards/Honors (Selection)
William Prager Medal, Society of Engineering Science (SES, 2008), John von Neumann Visiting Professorship, TUM (2006), Humboldt Research Award (2006)

Michael Loss

Professor
School of Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Stay at TUM
Apr. – Sept. 2005
Host
Zentrum für Mathematik (John von Neumann-Gastprofessur)
Research Interests
Analysis of PDEs, mathematical physics, functional analysis, spectral theory
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Corresponding Member of the Chilean National Academy of Science (2013), Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS, 2012), John von Neumann Visiting Professorship, TUM (2005)

Liang Peng

Professor
School of Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Stay at TUM
July – Dec. 2005
Host
Prof. Dr. Claudia Klüppelberg
Research Interests
Statistics, Extremes, Time Series, Copulas, Nonparametric Statistics
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA, 2012), Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS, 2009), Humboldt Research Fellowship (2003)

“TUM is a great place to become active in research.”

Hoang Xuan Phu

Professor
Institute of Mathematics, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam

Stay at TUM
Jan. 1989 – Dec. 1989
Host
Prof. Dr. Roland Bulirsch
Research Interests
Optimization and Optimal Control, Functional Analysis, Numerical Analysis, applications (Inventory Problems), Control of Hydro-Electric Power Plants, Robotics
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Corresponding Member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (2010), Werner Romberg Distinguished Guest Professor, Heidelberg Graduate School of Mathematical and Computational Methods for the Sciences, University of Heidelberg, (2008), Corresponding Member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (2004), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1989)

“My research stay at TUM as Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation was one of the most important parts of my scientific career.”

Tudor Ratiu

Professor and Chair of Geometric Analysis
Departmentof Mathematics
Director
Bernoulli Center, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

Stays at TUM
July – Sept. 2001, July – Sept. 2002, July – Sept. 2009
Host
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Scheurle
Research Interests 
geometric mechanics, symplectic geometry, Hamiltonian dynamics, symmetric bifurcation theory, continuum mechanics, variational integrators, integrable systems, Poisson geometry, Dirac geometry
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Winner of the Russian Megagrant (2011), Humboldt Research Award (1997), National Science FOundation (NSF) Postdoctoral Fellow (1983 – 1986), Sloan Foundation Fellow (1984 – 1987)

“My stay at TUM has always been very productive. I was able to interact with many people and had the time to work on difficult projects.”

Tomáš Roubíček

Professor
Mathematical Institute, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Professor
Institute of Thermomechanics and Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic
Professor
New Technologies Research Centre, University of West Bohemia, Plzen, Czech Republic

Stays at TUM
Apr. – Aug. 1992, another 7 months between 1993 and 1996
Host
Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Hoffmann
Research Interests
Partial differential equations, mathematical modelling, applications in continuum physics and materials science (e.g. shape-memory alloys, ferromagnetica, magnetostrictive materials, esp. rate-independent processes there, fluid mixtures, contact mechanics, seismic models), thermodynamics, optimization theory, numerical analysis
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Prize for Research, Minister of Education of the Czech Republic (1999), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1991)

Piotr Rybka 

Professor of Mathematics
Institute of Applied Mathematics, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Stay at TUM
Oct. 1996 – July 1998
Host
Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Hoffmann
Research Interests
Differential Equations, Calculus of Variations, Free Boundary Problems, Singular Curvature Flow, Phase Transitions (crystal growth, martensitic phase transitions in solids), Mathematical models of continua and biology
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (1996)

Houria Siguerdidjane

Professor
Automatic Control Department and Associate Director, Research & Industry Partnerships of Metz Campus, Supélec (École supérieure d’électricité), Metz, France

Stay at TUM
Apr. – Oct. 1989
Host
Prof. Dr. Roland Bulirsch
Research Interests
Guidance, Navigation and Control of space and aerospace vehicles, Control of variable speed wind turbines, multi- energy systems
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Outstandig Service Award (OSA), International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC, 2014), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1989)

“I have deeply enjoyed  my stay in Munich and my research work in the Mathematics Department at TUM.”

Frank Sottile

Professor of Mathematics
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA

Stay at TUM
Oct. 2005 – July 2006
Host
Prof. Dr. Peter Gritzman
Research Interests
Real-number solutions to systems of polynomial equations
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS, 2012), Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation (NSF, 2002)

Lloyd N. Trefethen

Professor of Numerical Analysis
University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Global Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics
New York University, New York City, New York, USA

Stay at TUM
May – June 2010
Host
Prof. Dr. Folkman Bornemann
Research Interest
Numerical analysis
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Naylor Prize, London Mathematical Society (2013), Gold Medal, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, UK (2010)

Jun Zou

Professor
Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong

Stay at TUM
May 1992 – Oct. 1993
Host
Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Hoffmann
Research Interests
Numerical Solutions of Electromagnetic Maxwell Systems, Numerical Solutions of Interface Problems, Ill-posed Problems, Inverse Problems, Preconditioned Iterative Methods, Domain Decomposition Methods
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (1992)

“During my stay in TUM, I had a very fruitful and productive collaboration with my host Professor Karl-Heinz Hoffmann. We had 6 joint publications in international refereed mathematics journals.  This research experience had a far-reaching influence on my future research career.  I am very proud of my visit to TUM for one and a half year at the beginning of my research career and have been extremely grateful to TUM for its great academic environment and research facilities, especially to Professor Hoffmann for his great supervision and guidance.”