Humboldt Research Award for Antonio DeSimone

Italian mathematician and engineer cooperates with the Hausdorff Center of the University of Bonn


Bonn, 25.06.2019. Prof. Dr. Antonio DeSimone from the Scuola Superiore S. Anna in Pisa and the SISSA-International School for Advanced Studies Trieste (Italy) receives the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Award. Prof. Dr. Stefan Müller from the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics at the University of Bonn has nominated the scientist for the award. Both will now intensify their cooperation. The prize is endowed with 60,000 euros.

For many years, Prof. DeSimone has been linking numerous research interests with scientists from the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics at the University of Bonn. About 20 years ago, he worked particularly intensively with Prof. Dr. Stefan Müller and Prof. Dr. Sergio Conti when they were still conducting research at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Leipzig. Several scientific publications emerged. “Over the past ten years, we have all developed new research interests,” says DeSimone. “I am now looking forward to working with the two scientists again and to tackling new, joint fields of research”.

Prof. Dr. Stefan Müller from the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics has nominated the scientist for the Humboldt Research Award. “Prof. Antonio DeSimone is known to me for his outstanding research achievements in the field of mathematical modelling of complex phenomena in the natural and engineering sciences,” says Müller. These include work on materials with shape memory, liquid crystals and locomotion mechanisms in biological and artificial systems (robotics).

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