The renowned mathematician Curtis McMullen from Harvard University is one of the recipients of the Humbold Research Award 2011. He will use the award to spend the Fall of 2011 as sabbatical at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn.

The award is given to researchers whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and beyond and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge academic achievements in future. It consitst of a cash prize of 60,000 euro. In addition, award winners are invited to conduct a research project of their own choosing in Germany in close collaboration with a specialist colleague.

Curtis McMullen is Professor for Mathematics at Harvard University. He works in the field of Riemann surfaces, complex dynamics, and hyperbolic geometry. His research has already earned him a number of prizes, among others the Fields Medal of 1998.