Two current BMS Phase II students, Tuan Anh Nguyen and Martin Skrodzki, were among the main prize winners at the Deutsche Mathematiker-Vereinigung (DMV) Students' Conference organized as part of the DMV's 2015 Annual Meeting.
Held in Hamburg from 22 to 24 September 2015, twenty recent graduates were invited to present their master's theses at the conference after a panel of judges evaluated and selected theirs as the best from the many submissions. The conference also enabled students to discuss their experiences with their peers from other universities, but its long-term goal is to stimulate interest and make new contacts beyond the immediate area of research. This goal is further endorsed by way of the prizes awarded.
For his thesis, entitled "Quenched Invariance Principle for the Random Conductance Model", Tuan Ahn was awarded with the prize of a four-week research stay at the Max-Planck-Institut in Leipzig. Martin's thesis, entitled "Smooth(ing) Neighborhoods", won him a two-week research stay at RWTH Aachen. Both BMS students presented their work on the first day of the Students' Conference.
A new BMS Student, Claudia Grabs, was also selected to present her master's thesis entitled "Geometrische Behandlung eines Problems aus der Elastostatik". She was awarded with a book voucher from Springer Spektrum.
Congratulations Tuan Anh, Martin and Claudia!