# Frank den Hollander was awarded the "Humboldt-Forschungspreis“

The Dutch mathematician Frank den Hollander was awarded the Humboldt Research Award ("Humboldt-Forschungspreis“) during a ceremony on March 29, 2019 in Bamberg. He will spend several months in the next two years as guest researcher at the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics in Bonn to strengthen the scientific cooperation between his home country and Germany. The research of Frank den Hollander deals with probability theory, statistical physics, ergodic theory, population genetics, and complex networks.

The laudation says:

"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."

The Humboldt Research Award is an award given by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany to internationally renowned scientists and scholars who work outside of Germany. The prize is currently valued at €60,000 with the possibility of further support during the prize winner's life. Nominations must be submitted by established academics in Germany. The award is named after the late Prussian naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt.