The Foundation for Polish Science has announced the winners of the 21st edition of the competition for Polish Honorary Alexander von Humboldt Scholarship. Three eminent researchers from Germany will come to Poland for a period of several months. One of them is Prof. Stefan Felsner from the Technical University of Berlin. Professor Felsner will be involved in a project entitled ‘Dimensionality Properties of Posets’ at the JU Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science.
‘The project contains elements of combinatorics and theoretical computer science. Its core thesis is that the dimension of partially ordered sets behaves just like the number of chromatic graphs. We aim to study the structural properties enforced on high-dimensional posets. We will also take into account posets with standard dimensions. The most interesting issue in this regard is Jaroslav Nešetřil’s hypothesis which suggests that the Boolean dimension of planar posets is limited’, explained Dr Piotr Micek from the JU Cluster of Chairs and Departments of Computer Mathematics, who will work on the project with Prof. Felsner.
Alexander von Humboldt Scholarships are awarded to outstanding German scholars with the highest qualifications and a significant contribution to global research, as recognition for their previous research achievements and in order to permit them to conduct scientific research at a selected institution in Poland. The research stay (3–6 months) may be split into several periods over three years. At present, the amount awarded as fellowship is equal to 4,000€ per month.
The scholarships are awarded on the basis of the 1995 agreement between the FNP and the Humboldt Foundation. As a result of this contract, the Foundation for Polish Science joined similar organisations from countries with analogous partnership agreements on mutual awarding of these distinctions to the most outstanding scholars. The invitation enables beneficiaries to conduct their research projects in accordance with their own choice in cooperation with colleagues from the host country.
The scholarships takes its name from Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), a German naturalist, traveller and geographer, who worked together with many Poles and was an honorary member of the Society of Friends of Sciences in Warsaw and the first propagator of Adam Mickiewicz’s poetry in Germany.
source: Foundation for Polish Science