Due to his outstanding work in the field of general relativity theory and related areas of mathematical physics and geometrical analysis, the German Research Foundation (DFG) has awarded Oliver Rinne with the von Kaven Prize for 2013. Dr. Rinne has a Heisenberg Scholarship and works at both the Albert Einstein Institute in Potsdam and the Institute for Mathematics at Freie Universität.
On November 14th Berlin professors, for the third time, will exchange their lecture hall for a disco and their lectern for a mixing console. True to the motto "My Prof. is a DJ", professors from various faculties will be behind the turntable for 20 minutes to fire their students up with songs they have chosen. The DJ for the Institute for Mathematics will be Prof. Klaus Ecker.
Professor Holger Reich has taken over as Head of the Institute for Mathematics as of winter semester 2013/2014 (beginning on October 2, 2013) . He succeeds Professor Konrad Polthier, who held this position the last four years.