Our director, Bernd Sturmfels, was recently awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Bern during its Dies Academicus festivities. The recognition comes in light of his remarkable contributions to mathematical research and the promotion of gender diversity.
The university recognized Sturmfels for his pioneering work in algebraic statistics and tropical geometry, areas that have significantly advanced mathematical research. He was also lauded for his substantial contributions to the fields of algebra, geometry, combinatorics, and their practical applications. The honorary degree further emphasizes his extraordinary commitment to fostering international networking and collaboration within the mathematical community.
In addition to his scientific achievements, Sturmfels was commended for his active role in advancing gender diversity in the field of mathematics. His efforts to encourage and support women and foster inclusiveness within the mathematical community were highlighted as one of the reasons for this prestigious recognition.
The University of Bern's decision to confer this honorary doctorate underscores Bernd Sturmfels' influential role in shaping mathematical research and his commitment to both academic excellence and inclusivity.
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