Dennis Gaitsgory is a newly appointed director at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn. He will join the three active directors Gerd Faltings, Peter Teichner, and Peter Scholze in July 2021.

**Dennis Gaitsgory** was Born in 1973 in Moldava, a republic of the Soviet Union at the time. He studied at Tel Aviv University under Joseph Bernstein from 1990–1996, where he received his doctorate in 1997 for a thesis on "Automorphic Sheaves and Eisenstein Series". In the academic years 1996/97 and 1998/99 he was at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. In 2001 he became Associate Professor at the University of Chicago before joining the faculty of Harvard University in 2005.

Dennis Gaitsgory has made important contributions to the geometric Langlands program. For his work he has been awarded a Harvard Junior Fellowship, the prize of the European Mathematical Society, and a Clay Research Fellowship. In 2002 he was invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Beijing. In 2020 he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

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