Lisa Hartung has been awarded the DMV "Fachgruppe Stochastik" prize

Our former PhD student Lisa Hartung has been awarded the DMV Probability & Statistics Group prize for her outstanding PhD thesis "Extremal Processes in Branching Brownian Motion and Friends“ (supervisor: Anton Bovier).

Lisa Hartungs thesis is centered around the topic of branching Brownian motion (BBM). BBM is a classical probabilistic object, and the properties of its maximum at time t have been a fascinating object of study since the work of Bramson and McKean, who discovered its connection to the KPP-equation (KPP=Kolmogorov–Petrovsky–Piskunov). Among other results, she discovered a new universality class of extremal processes in so-called variable speed branching Brownian motion. The thesis of Lisa Hartung presents several interesting and technically demanding contributions to an area of probability theory that is currently very active and very competitive.

Lisa is working at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New York. Previously, she completed her PhD in the group of Probability Theory at Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, working under the supervision of Professor Anton Bovier.


Lisa Hartung (Photo: Amini Photography)