Transforming the World

through Mathematics

MATH+ Hanna Neumann Fellowships

Named after the outstanding Berlin mathematician, Hanna Neumann, who made key contributions in group theory, two MATH+ Hanna Neumann Fellowships are advertised and awarded annually to female postdoctoral researchers in recognition of outstanding work: one is awarded to an early career researcher based in Berlin and provides funding for a research stay abroad, or for inviting key collaborators for up to six months; the other is given to a junior female researcher from abroad and can be used to fund visits to MATH+ for up to six months.


About Hanna Neumann

Hanna Neumann (1914-1971) was born in Berlin and forced to leave Germany in 1938. Her son Peter Neumann, also a mathematician, remembers not only her distinguished career but also her exciting life in a talk at Gresham College: “Hanna Neumann: A Mathematician in Difficult Times”.  Hanna Neumann’s family was delighted that MATH+ chose to name a fellowship to support young women mathematicians after her.


Interview with the first Hanna Neumann Fellows

The 2021 Hanna Neumann Fellows, Nicole Mücke and Marta Panizzut, talked about how they developed their interest in mathematics, their career paths, the support and the problems they experienced, and their passion for mathematics.

Read more