BMS Phase II student Sandra Keiper was appointed as a GAMM Junior by the Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik (International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics) in December 2015.

The GAMM was founded in 1922 by Ludwig Prandtl and Richard von Mises to promote scientific development in all areas of applied mathematics and mechanics. The association fosters international cooperation and currently comprises over 2000 members.

Each year, ten new GAMM Juniors are selected in recognition of their outstanding achievements in their graduate and/or doctoral theses in the field of applied mathematics or mechanics. To be eligible, these young scientists must be under the age of 32 at the time of application and have a final thesis not older than two years. The successful candidates are invited to become active in the GAMM for three years as ambassadors of young scientists in the fields of applied mathematics and mechanics, representing these disciplines within the scientific community and society. During this time, they are exempt from GAMM membership fees and are offered additional financial and moral support in their scientific endeavors. With an overlap in the term of office of the thirty members, their technical and organizational knowledge can be passed on to succeeding generations of GAMM Juniors.

BMS Phase II student Philipp Petersen and BMS alumnus Robert Altmann are current GAMM Juniors. BMS alumna Agnieszka Miedlar was a GAMM Junior until 2014, and BMS faculty member Prof. Dr. Volker Mehrmann is GAMM Vice President.

Sandra Keiper was selected in recognition of her Master's thesis entitled "€œAnalysis of Generalized Ridge Functions in High Dimensions"€ and will be active as a GAMM Junior for three years from 2016 until the end of 2018. She is currently a member of the Research Group Applied Functional Analysis and working on the project €"Discrete-Valued Sparse Signals - Theory, Algorithms and Applications"€ under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Gitta Kutyniok.

Congratulations Sandra!