## Lower Saxony Professorship in Mathematical PhysicsPress announcement at TU Nachrichten 17 March 2009 The selection committee of the Ministry of Science and Culture of the Federal State of Lower Saxony and the Volkswagen Foundation has awarded seven Lower Saxony Professorships 65+ to retired top scientists of universities of this federal state. Besides researchers from the Universities of Göttingen and Osnabrück repectively the Medical School of Hanover also Prof. Dieter Mayer from the Institute of Theoretical Physics of the University of Clausthal has been awarded this professorship for his outstanding scientific achievements in mathematical physics. He will continue his research activities on the connections between the theory of dynamical systems, automorphic spectral theory and number theory. ## Host Department for Humboldt Prize Winner Prof. Alexei Venkov (University of Arhus)Official press announcement at TU Nachrichten 12 April 2006 The Humboldt Foundation has awarded the prestigious Humboldt Research Award (Humboldt Forschungspreis) of 50.000€ to Prof. Alexei Venkov from the Mathematics Department of the University of Arhus. Prof. Venkov earned the Doctor degree in Sciences from the Steklov Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg where he worked in the group of Prof. Ludwik Faddeev, till he joined the University of Arhus. Prof. Venkov is an internationally known specialist in the spectral theory of automorphic functions. He will use the Humbold prize to work in our Department on the spectral theory of automorphic Laplacians and perturbation theory. Prof. A. Venkov is already the fourth international top scientist in Mathematical Physics who has chosen Clausthal as his German host university. This field has attracted so far almost one third of the prize winners at our university since the prize has been established in 1972. This shows the international reputation of the research in Mathematical Physics going back to the times of Arnold Sommerfeld in Clausthal at the end of the 19th century. |