Elisabeth Werner, professor in the Department of
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, was awarded the
Caroline-Herschel Visiting Professorship at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany.
The university-wide Caroline-Herschel Professorship is
awarded to “an excellent international scientist to carry out research and teaching
at the Ruhr Universitaet during a semester.”
Werner’s research is in analysis, geometry and probability
theory, and in particular in the geometry of convex bodies in high dimensions.
Convex bodies are fundamental objects that appear in nearly all areas of
mathematics and are relevant as well in applications, like optimization and
Werner will spend the summer semester 2020 in Bochum,
intensifying her international contacts and forming new collaborations in
addition to teaching specialized seminars.