Pattern formation, energy landscapes, and scaling laws

Felix Otto

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+49 (0) 341 - 9959 - 950

Inselstr. 22
04103 Leipzig

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Katja Heid
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Felix Otto - More Information


1997A. P. Sloan Research Fellowship
2001Max-Planck Forschungspreis
2006Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Preis
2017Blaise Pascal Medal for Mathematics of the European Academy of Sciences
2018Prof. Luigi Tartufari International Prize for Mathematics from the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei


1998Universität Erlangen (C4-Professor)
1999University of Wisconsin-Madison (Full Professor)
1999University of Texas at Austin (Full Professor)
1999University of Chicago (Full Professor)


since 1999Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis (Editor in chief since 2020)
Since 2011Journal of Evolution Equations
Since 2012Journal of Nonlinear Science
Since 2014La collection Maths and Applications, SMAi (Comité éditorial)
Since 2015Proceedings of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society (Consulting editor)
Since 2020Stochastics and Partial Differential Equations

Service to the Community

  • MFO scientific committee (since 2010--), chair (since 2016)
  • DFG Review Board ‘Natural Science - Mathematics’ (2012-2020)
  • DFG reviewer in the evaluation process “Universities of Excellence” (2019)
  • SIAM Council (2014-2019)
  • Chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Materials Sciences (2021--)
  • Reviewer for ERC Advanced Grant
  • Advisory Board of the Physics Faculty, University of Leipzig (2012--)
  • Scientific Advisory Board of the Graduate School AICES Aachen
  • Advisory Board SISSA, Trieste (2017--2023)
  • Board member for 'School of Excellence' in Napoli (PhD program for Mathematics, Physics or Engineering) (2020--)
  • Selection Committee for Max Planck Research Group Leader positions and for free-floating Max Planck Research Groups (2018--)

Previous supervised PhD Students

  • Ruben Cantero-Alvarez
  • Lukas Döring
  • Jörg Drewenski
  • Wolf-Patrick Düll
  • Elias Esselborn
  • Arianna Giunti
  • Manuel Gnann
  • Natalie Grunewald
  • Hans Knüpfer
  • Tim Laux
  • Christian Löschcke
  • Georg Menz
  • Camilla Nobili
  • Patrick Penzler
  • Tobias Rump
  • Christian Seis
  • Thilo Simon
  • Jutta Steiner
  • Thomas Viehmann
  • Claudia Raithel
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