Carla Cederbaum, © Friedhelm Albrecht/ Universität Tübingen Carla Cederbaum has been selected by the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften) as the winner of the 2016 Manfred Fuchs Prize. The BMS alumna and doctoral graduate of FU Berlin/Albert Einstein Institute completed her PhD in 2011 under the supervision of the then BMS faculty member, Prof. Dr. Gerhard Huisken. Carla is currently a junior professor of mathematics at the University of Tübingen.

Carla was selected for this prize as a result of her outstanding research in mathematical general relativity, an area of research at the intersection of geometric analysis and differential geometry. Combining geometric and analytic methods, she studies questions arising from (astro-) physical considerations. For example, she is working on constructing a consistent definition of the "center of mass" of a relativistic system via foliations by spheres of prescribed extrinsic curvature.

Carla has been invited to the academy on 20 May 2016 to give a short presentation about her work. She will then be officially awarded with her prize at the academy's annual celebration to be held in the University of Heidelberg's historical Alte Aula on 21 May.

The Manfred Fuchs Prize, first established in 2015, aims to promote young scientists active in the German state of Baden-Württemberg and ensure they get the recognition they deserve for their outstanding scientific achievements. Named after its benefactor Dr. Manfred Fuchs, the Mannheim-born former chairman of Fuchs Petrolub AG, this award comes with prize money in the sum of 10,000 euros. Congratulations Carla!