The Jürgen Ehlers Thesis Prize
Prof. Jürgen Ehlers
In 2008, the Society instituted a Thesis Prize in memory of
Professor Jürgen Ehlers (1929-2008), a
and a past President of the Society. Professor Ehlers made seminal
contributions to foundations of general relativity, many of its
mathematical aspects and cosmology. He was the founding director of
the Albert Einstein Institute of the Max Planck Society of Germany
and won the Max Planck Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the
German Physical Society.
This prize is sponsored by Springer in honor of Professor Ehlers, who
had a long and fruitful relationship with the publisher as one of the
Founding Editors of the book series Lecture Notes in Physics and as
author of several books. It will be
given during the tri-annual international conferences of the Society
for the best Ph.D. thesis in the areas of mathematical and numerical
general relativity. The recipient will receive a cheque for US $ 1500
and a certificate.
governance for this prize can be found here.
Ehlers Prize Recipients
2010, Nicholas Yunes , Thesis institution: Pennsylvania State University
2013, Aseem Paranjape , Thesis institution: Tata Institute