Felix Günther, BMS alumnus and doctoral graduate of TU Berlin, has been named the 2016 winner of the Friedrich Hirzebruch PhD Thesis Prize.

Named after the late, great German mathematician and founder of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn, and bestowed by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes), this annual award acknowledges the best doctoral thesis from the areas of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering.

The jury selected Felix from 35 applicants for his outstanding thesis entitled "Discrete Riemann Surfaces and Integrable Systems" which he completed at TU Berlin in 2014 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Alexander Bobenko. The 26-year-old German is currently working as a post-doctoral researcher at Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques in Bures-sur-Yvette, France.

Felix will be presented with his award at an official ceremony on 6 June 2016 in Berlin. It comes with prize money in the sum of 5000 euros.

Congratulations Felix!

Further information in German: