Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Award for Jeroen Schillewaert

Jeroen Schillewaert

In March 2024, Jeroen Schillewaert has received the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award by the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation. This award is given  annually to internationally renowned academics in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments in research.

Jeroen’s research is in Pure Mathematics. It centers around geometric group theory. This area of Mathematics studies the interaction between geometric and topological properties of various mathematical objects and their symmetries.

The award is named for German astronomer and mathematician Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel (1784–1846) and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

More information on Jeroen’s and Eamonn O’Brien‘s success can be found on this press release by the University of Auckland.

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