WIAS Directorship Transition Ceremony

A Commemorative Event was held on the occasion of the transition of the institute's directorship

on May 19, 2016, at 5.00 p.m

in the Headquarters of the Leibniz Association (atrium) in Chausseestrasse 111, 10115 Berlin.

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  • From 4:30 p.m.: Arrival of the guests

  • 5.00 p.m.: Ceremony

    music: My Romance (R. Rodgers)

    welcome by Prof. Dr. Alexander Mielke, WIAS

    greeting addresses:
    Dr. Jutta Koch-Unterseher (Federal State of Berlin, Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research)
    Dr. Frank Wolf (Federal Ministry BMBF, unit "Basic Scientific Research")
    Heinrich Baßler (Vice President of Leibniz Association)
    Prof. Dr. Marc Vrakking (Executive Board Spokesman of Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.)
    Prof. Dr. Helge Holden (Secretary of International Mathematical Union IMU)
    Prof. Dr. Ralf Kornhuber (Chair of Einstein Center for Mathematics ECMath)

    short addresses by the former director Prof. Jürgen Sprekels and the new director Prof. Michael Hintermüller

    music: I Should Have ... (B. Jahnel)

    SCIENTIFIC LECTURE: "Optimization of Material and Processes In the Context of Partial Differential Equations" (Prof. Dr. Günter Leugering, Vice President of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)

    music: Michelle (J. Lennon / P. McCartney)

  • Starting about 6:45 p.m.: Reception

Music: Benedikt-Jahnel-Trio

Contact: Dr. Torsten Koehler