Former IMPRS Ph.D. students Deepan Basu and Tim Laux were amongst 36 young scientists awarded with prizes for their excellent research at the annual meeting of the Max Planck Society in Heidelberg.
Deepan Basu was awarded the Dieter-Rampacher Prize as the youngest Ph.D. student of the whole Max Planck Family for his dissertation: ‘Generalizations and Interpretations of Incipient Infinite Cluster Measure on Planar Lattices and Slabs’, written under the supervision of Prof. Artem Sapozhnikov (Uni Leipzig)
"Like most fellow researchers, I derive great joy from understanding a subject deeply. The moment of finally solving a problem after toiling for a long time is incredibly rewarding. These two aspects, coupled with the importance of this topic to applied mathematicians and physicists, keep me motivated."
Deepan is currently an INSPIRE fellow at ISI Kolkata in India.
Tim Laux was awarded the Otto Hahn medal, bestowed by the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft to honour its best junior scientists, for "for a highly original convergence proof of a numerical scheme for grain growth".
Tim wrote his Ph.D. dissertation under the supervision of FeliX Otto and is currently a Morrey Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, USA.
"I find it fascinating when mathematics brings clarity into complex problems with direct applications."
We congratulate with Deepan and Tim on receiving those prizes and wish them good luck with their career!
You can read more about the prizes in the Outstanding! brochure by the MPG. https://www.mpg.de/12081179/awardees_mpg_2018.pdf