Ana Djurdjevac Receives “Daimler and Benz Foundation“ Scholarship

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We are delighted to announce that MATH+ member Ana Djurdjevac has been awarded the “Daimler and Benz Foundation“ scholarship in support of junior professors for her new research initiative titled “Advances in Numerical Methods for Fluctuating Hydrodynamics and Hybrid Algorithms.” Ana Djurdjeva is currently a Junior Professor (Tenure Track) in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Freie Universität Berlin. Congratulations!


Ana Djurdjevac’s research focuses on exploring discretization methods for the challenges presented in fluctuating hydrodynamics. This interdisciplinary field addresses random fluctuations and noise within fluid systems, with applications ranging from molecular dynamics to social sciences. By exploring hybrid algorithms that bridge different system levels, Djurdjevac aims to unlock new possibilities for predictive simulations across various scientific disciplines.


Regarding the recognition of her research by the Daimler and Benz Scholarship, she said, “I am honored to receive this award and extend my gratitude to the committee for this recognition and also thank my colleagues for their support. I am very inspired to continue the work and collaboration in the field of fluctuating hydrodynamics.”


Djurdjevac, who studied mathematics at the University of Belgrade, Serbia, obtained her doctorate from Freie Universität Berlin in 2018. She subsequently held a postdoctoral position at Technische Universität Berlin and served as a Young Investigator in the CRC 1114 project “Scaling Cascades in Complex Systems,” funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). In recognition of her academic excellence, Djurdjevac was awarded the “Hanna Neumann Fellowship” by MATH+ in 2022. Since 2022, she has held a tenure-track position as Junior Professor (Assistant Professor) for Numerical Analysis and Stochastic at Freie Universität Berlin.


“This project represents an exciting opportunity to advance our understanding of fluctuating hydrodynamics and enhance computational techniques crucial for modeling complex systems,” said Ana Djurdjevac. “By investigating hybrid algorithms that bridge different system levels, we aim to unlock new possibilities for predictive simulations in various scientific disciplines.”


The Daimler and Benz Foundation Postdoctoral Program

The Daimler and Benz Foundation awards twelve scholarships annually, with two of them offered in collaboration with the Reinhard Frank-Foundation. These scholarships target postdoctoral researchers, junior professors, and heads of junior research groups, aiming to empower emerging scientists by providing crucial support during their postdoctoral phase. Furthermore, the Foundation encourages interdisciplinary collaboration among scholarship recipients through regular gatherings in Ladenburg, promoting innovation and facilitate knowledge sharing across diverse scientific disciplines.