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Springer author wins the Alfried Krupp Science Prize


Eberhard Zeidler awarded the prize for his life’s work

Heidelberg, 28 June 2006, Eberhard Zeidler (66) was awarded the prestigious Alfried Krupp Prize at a ceremony in Essen (Germany) on 13 June 2006. The prize is awarded to leading scientists for their life’s work by the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation. The prize was given in recognition of Zeidler’s achievements in the field of non-linear functional analysis and for his scientific contribution to issues concerning the application of mathematical research in the natural sciences. The award was set up in 1998 and carries prize money of €52,000.

Zeidler has been lecturing at Leipzig University since 1974. His five-volume monography Nonlinear Functional Analysis and Its Applications, which was published by Springer-Verlag in the 1980s, is one of the standard works in the field. This was followed by books such as Applied Functional Analysis, Vol 108, Vol 109, A Singular Introduction to Communicative Algebra and Quantum Field Theory I: Basics in Mathematics and Physics, also published by Springer. Zeidler helped set up the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences between 1995 and 2003 and became its director. He is regarded as one of the leading mathematicians of the former East Germany, particularly in the application of mathematics in the natural sciences.

The Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation was set up after the last direct descendant of the Krupp family, Arndt von Bohlen und Halbach, rejected his inheritance. The Alfried Krupp Science Prize is awarded every two years in recognition of outstanding research achievements in the field of natural sciences, engineering, the humanities, law and economics.


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