Alexander von Humboldt-Professur

Bild: FAU/Kurt Fuchs

Award year: 2019

Category: Award / Honour

Type: Alexander von Humboldt-Professur

Awarding organization: Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung

Enrique Zuazua wants to contribute to the development of new mathematics to better understand the complex dynamics of the natural world, simulate them with the aid of modern computers and, as far as possible, design, control and guide them. His research focuses, inter alia, on partial differential equations, control theory and numerics. His work helps to improve the modelling and simulation of processes, for example in aviation, electricity networks or in social behaviour. The quality of mathematical models and available images, measurements and data from Prof. Zuazua’s area of research are also crucial for forecasting natural phenomena such as tsunamis.