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08.10.2021

The Cantor Medal is awarded by the German Mathematicians Association (Deutsche Mathematiker-Vereinigung DMV) at most every two years for outstanding scientific achievements in the field of mathematics. This year Martin Grötschel was honored for his contributions. The medal was presented on the occasion of the joint annual meeting of the DMV and the Austrian Mathematical Society in Passau; because of Corona, the award was handed over by DMV President Prof. Dr. Ilka Agricola in Berlin in advance. In his acceptance speech on “Modern Mathematics”, Martin Grötschel discussed the entire field from the basics of mathematics through its manifold applications and interactions with other areas to current challenges. He initiated and advanced many of these topics in his work at the ZIB, the TU, the DFG research center MATHEON and the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and thus significantly shaped these institutions. We most warmly congratulate!

Link to DMV press information: https://www.mathematik.de/presse/2773-cantor-medaille-2021-f%C3%BCr-mathematiker-martin-gr%C3%B6tschel
Link to Martin Grötschel's lecture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RQVmn8Iqjo
Photo: Thomas Vogt