The Society for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM) has awarded Jun.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Berger of the University of Paderborn the Richard-von-Mises Prize. The scientist receives the award for his outstanding work on the adaptive control of nonlinear and infinite-dimensional systems and its application, among others, in multibody dynamics. The award ceremony took place during the digi-talen 91st GAMM Annual Meeting. The laudation was held by Prof. Dr. Achim Ilchmann from the Institute of Mathematics at the Technical University of Ilmenau. With this award, GAMM annually honours outstanding scientific achievements of young scientists whose research work represents significant progress in the field of applied mathematics and mechanics.
Berger has been head of the Systems Theory group at the Institute of Mathematics at the University of Paderborn since 2019. His research focuses on the control of dynamical systems. A special focus is on adaptive control under given performance criteria. In particular, the mathematician considers nonlinear problems modelled by differential-algebraic or partial differential equations that arise in applications such as multibody systems, electric circuits, autonomous driving, or mathematical biology.