Professor Steffen Lauritzen has received the Humboldt Prize – University of Copenhagen

15 November 2016

Professor Steffen Lauritzen has received the Humboldt Prize


The Humboldt Research Award has been granted to Professor Steffen Lauritzen, professor in statistics at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, in recognition of his past accomplishments in research and teaching.

Steffen LauritzenThe Humboldt Research Award is granted in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date - to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge research in the future.

In addition to the prize of EUR 65,000, Steffen Lauritzen has been invited to spend a period cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany and is eligible for further support from the Humboldt foundation, for example in connection with hosting postdoctoral researchers from Germany.

Academics from abroad, regardless of their discipline or nationality, may be nominated for a Humboldt Research Award by established academics in Germany. The Humboldt Foundation grants up to 100 Humboldt Research Awards annually.

Former Danish Humboldt Prize winners in the mathematical sciences include Ib Madsen (1992), Ole Barndorff-Nielsen (2001) and Uffe Haagerup (2008).