Professor Felix Otto, director at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences in Leipzig, Germany, has been awarded the Prof. Luigi Tartufari International Prize for Mathematics from the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei.
Founded in 1603, the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei is the oldest scientific academy in the world, counting Galileo Galiei amongst its first members. The Prof. Luigi Tartufari international prize, established by Maria Tartufari Dalcò, is assigned to Italian and foreign scholars in four different fields of research: Mathematics, Astronomy, Physics and Chemistry, and Geosciences. The candidates are nominated by members of the Accademia dei Lincei and presidents of Italian and foreign Academies.
This years’ prize for Mathematics was awarded to Felix Otto with equal merit together with the Italian mathematician Barbara Fantechi. The award was presented on June 22, 2018 in Rome, at the closing ceremony for the academic year 2017/2018. The President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella attended the ceremony.