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Scientific Member & Managing Director


Born 1954. Studies of mathematics and physics, University of Münster. Diploma and Ph.D., University of Münster 1978. Visitor, Harvard University 1978-1979. Assistant, University of Münster 1979-1982. Habilitation, University of Münster 1981. Professor, University of Wuppertal 1982-1984. Professor, Princeton University 1985-1994. Scientific Member, MPI for Mathematics since 1994. Director, MPI for Mathematics since 1995. Fields Medal 1986. Guggenheim Fellowship 1988. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 1996. Karl Georg Christian von Staudt Prize 2008. Heinz Gumin Prize 2010. King Faisal International Prize for Science 2014. Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences 2015.

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