Prof. Dr. Peter Bender receives the Weierstraß-Prize 2004 for his excellent lecturing during winter semester 2003/04 for his lectures “Elemente der Geometrie “, “Grundkurs Mathematik II” and “Arithmetik und Zahlentheorie und Elemente der Geometrie” during summer semester 2004.
The lectures accompanied by tutorials are aimed at students studying to be a teacher, with different qualifications and interests. With his lectures, Mr Bender managed to achieve the impossible: He was able to fittingly address all participants and encouraged all to an intensive collaboration.
In the framework of the student´s course reviews, the students highlighted the thoroughly preparation, the encouraging presentation, as well as the high quality of his lectures and the striking learning success.
Here are some direct quotes:
- Mr Bender has deserved the prize, because he always conveys the subject matters with a sense of humour and makes them comprehensible
- Mr Bender gives his best with charm and vigour
- Overall, the lectures and tutorials in all areas are convincing. I am surprised, that mathematics is becoming more and more comprehensible to me. All in all, I can recommend his style.
- I am excited about the lectures, there seem to be no stupid questions for Mr Bender; he offers good explanations.
- Bender deserves the prize, as he is the only prof. where I understand everything!
During summer 2004 the students have emphatically campaigned for Mr Bender's to remain a lecturer and doesn't follow the call for a different university. We are happy that the faculty was able to convince him to stay.