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Humboldt Research Award for Frank den Hollander

Frank den Hollander has received the Humboldt Research Award of €60,000. He was nominated by two German colleagues with whom he is working together for an extensive period of time. ‘The award was a complete surprise to me.'


The laudation stated the following: 'Professor den Hollander is an internationally recognized researcher in probability theory, in particular, in the fields of large deviations, systems evolving in random media, and applications of probability theory in mathematical physics and mathematical biology.

The breadth of his interdisciplinary projects is unique, bridging from Mathematics to Theoretical Physics, Theoretical Biology and more recently to Computer Science. In Germany, he will work on stochastic spatial population models and issues of metastability in mathematical physics.'

For more information, see the Dutch article.

Frank den Hollander receives the award from the president of Humboldt Stiftung (© Barthel Bamberg)

The Humboldt Research Award is a recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date. The prize is awarded to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future. Academics from abroad, regardless of their discipline or nationality, may be nominated for a Humboldt Research Award. Award winners are invited to spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany. 

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