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 algorithms.
Werner will spend the summer semester 2020 in Bochum, intensifying her international contacts and forming new collaborations in addition to teaching specialized seminars.