Prof. Dr. Erwin Bolthausen


Academic positionEmeritus
Research fieldsProbability theory and stochastic processes,Experimental and Theoretical Polymer Physics
Keywordseffective interface models, random walks in random media, spin glasses

Current contact address

InstitutionUniversität Zürich
InstituteInstitut für Mathematik

Host during sponsorship

Prof. Dr. Jean-Dominique DeuschelInstitut für Mathematik, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang KönigMathematisches Institut, Universität Leipzig, Leipzig
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang KönigInstitut für Mathematik, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin
Prof. Dr. Stefan MüllerMax-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften, Leipzig
Prof. Dr. Anton BovierInstitut für Angewandte Mathematik (IAM), Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Bonn
Prof. Dr. Stefan MüllerHausdorff Center for Mathematics, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Bonn
Start of initial sponsorship01/06/2008


2008Humboldt Research Award Programme

Nominator's project description

Prof. Bolthausen is a worldwide known expert on various probabilistic structures beyond independence, like spin glasses, random walks in random environments and more. His contributions to the theory of large deviations and their applications added significantly to the understanding of interacting random systems. During his stay in Berlin and Leipzig, he will continue his study of directed polymers and random interface models.