Kaufmann awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship


Dr. Ralph Martin Kaufmann, associate professor of mathematics, has been awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers. The fellowship supports long-term research projects conducted in cooperation with research institutions in Germany.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation promotes academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from abroad and from Germany. Candidates of all nationalities from all fields and disciplines are considered for the Humboldt Research fellowships.

Kaufmann is one of the 600 experienced and post-doctorate researchers that will receive a Humboldt Research Fellowship this year.

Prof. Kaufmann's project is titled "Stringy Structures in Geometry and Topology and their Symmetries," and will be conducted at the University of Hamburg with his host Prof. Dr. Bernd Siebert. This project will take place in two phases. The first phase will take place for five months this year. The second phase will be in 2012 for four months.

For more about Dr. Kaufmann's research interests see his website.