Every year, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation awards around 20 prizes to internationally renowned academics from abroad. The award is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. This year, our colleague Eva Miranda has received it “in recognition of her past accomplishments in research and teaching.” The award also takes into consideration the prospects of the researchers who “are expected to continue producing cutting-edge academic achievements and have a lasting impact beyond their area of specialization.”

Eva Miranda’s research is on the crossroads of Geometry, Dynamical Systems and Mathematical Physics. Her research program highlights the role of singularities and the study of complexity of systems, in particular Hamiltonian systems. In the last decade she has introduced the basics of b-symplectic geometry, now a well-established branch in Poisson Geometry. Recently, she constructed a 3D Turing complete Euler flow, proving as a consequence the existence of undecidable fluid paths.

The award includes the invitation to undertake prolonged periods of research in collaboration with Germany research institutions. All research award winners and their spouses are invited once to attend the symposium for research award winners and the Humboldt Foundation’s annual meeting during their stays in Germany. On these occasions, award winners receive their award certificates during an awards ceremony hosted by the President of the Foundation. The annual meeting is the main gathering of Humboldt guest researchers and their families, whose highlight is a reception hosted by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany.