Congratulations to Tobias Ried who was awarded the KIT Doctoral Award for his outstanding doctoral thesis and his scientific work at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT. Tobias is working now in the research group of Felix Otto.
In his PhD thesis Tobias Ried studied equations from kinetic theory and non-linear optics. He could prove that solutions of the homogeneous Boltzmann equation with physically reasonable initial datum immediately gain high regularity. He was further able to show that in a microscopic model of particle collisions due to Mark Kac, where a particle system is coupled to a large heat reservoir, the relative entropy with respect to the thermal equilibrium state becomes small exponentially fast. Moreover, Tobias studied the existence and properties of so-called dispersion management solitons: stable pulses in optical fibre cables that can be used in long-distance optical data transmission.
Tobias Ried got his Master’s degree in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics at Ludwig-Maximilians-University and Technical University Munich before starting his PhD studies at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. At KIT he worked as a doctoral researcher at the Institute for Analysis, followed by a doctoral and post-doctoral position in the Integrated Research Training Group of the Collaborative Research Center 1173 “Wave Phenomena: Analysis and Numerics”. Since October Tobias is a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Felix Otto “Pattern formation, energy landscapes and scaling laws”.
KIT acknowledges outstanding doctoral researchers with the KIT Doctoral Award. With this award, KIT demonstrates its commitment to young scientists who are role models for others. With their research, junior scientists contribute significantly to the success of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Their work thereby reflects the wide range of research opportunities available at KIT.