Prof. Dr. Anna Wienhard, researcher at the Mathematical Institute at Heidelberg University, receives a research scholarship from the American Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI). From August to December 2019, she will be a guest at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in Berkeley (USA) as a Clay Senior Scholar, where she will organize a semester program on “Holomorphic Differentials in Mathematics and Physics” together with other scientists.
In addition to her professorship at Heidelberg University, Anna Wienhard leads the research group “Groups and Geometry” at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). Previously, she taught and conducted research at Princeton University. Stays as a guest scientist led her, among others, to the California Institute of Technology (USA). The mathematician’s research interests are in the area of geometric structures and their symmetries. Prof. Wienhard has received several awards for her work.
The Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI) is a private, non-profit foundation, based in Peterborough, New Hampshire, United States. It supports the work of leading researchers at various stages of their careers and organizes conferences, workshops, and summer schools. Contemporary breakthroughs are recognized by its annual Research Award. The Clay Senior Scholar Program addresses outstanding mathematicians who have the potential to take a leading role in mathematical research. In 2019, the CMI has awarded nine scholarships of this kind.
The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) was established in 2010 by the physicist and SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira (1940-2015) and the Klaus Tschira Foundation as a private, non-profit research institute. HITS conducts basic research in the natural sciences, mathematics and computer science, with a focus on the processing, structuring, and analyzing of large amounts of complex data and the development of computational methods and software. The research fields range from molecular biology to astrophysics. The shareholders of HITS are the HITS-Stiftung, which is a subsidiary of the Klaus Tschira Foundation, Heidelberg University and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). HITS also cooperates with other universities and research institutes and with industrial partners. The base funding of HITS is provided by the HITS Stiftung with funds received from the Klaus Tschira Foundation. The primary external funding agencies are the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Research Foundation (DFG), and the European Union.