Award of the Gesellschaft der Freunde und Förderer der HHU
The Award of the Gesellschaft von Freunden und Förderern der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf e. V. is a prize for outstanding professorial dissertations and is intended to be an incentive for special scientific activity.
The award is endowed with € 10,000. It rotates among the faculties.
Recent examples of awards:
The 2019 GFFU Award went to two (joint) winners: Adjunct Professor Dr. Sonja Klein was awarded for her outstanding habilitation thesis on the subject of “God's Glorious Image. The Body in the Work of Goethe”. Her habilitation thesis focuses on the body in Goethe's work and shows that it forms a constant aesthetic motif from the earliest to the last work.
Adjunct Professor Dr. Stephan Trinkaus secured the (joint) GFFU Award for 2019 for his outstanding habilitation thesis on the subject of “Precarious Community. A Diffractive Theory of Holding”. In his habilitation thesis, he examines the cultural, media and social implications of the figure of holding the unstable by the unstable.
The GFFU Award for 2020 went to: Adjunct Professor Dr. Matthias Köhne for his outstanding habilitation thesis on "Free and Dynamic Boundary Value Problems for Incompressible Newtonian Flows". In it, he deals with so-called partial differential equations that mathematically describe turbulent flows.
More on the topic (as part of the 2021 annual event) in the GFFU web news from 4 November 2021
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