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Riecke Receives Humboldt Award

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October 25, 2005

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Hermann Riecke, professor of engineering science and applied mathematics, has received a Humboldt Research Award.

The Humboldt Award is conferred in recognition of lifetime achievements in research and allows the recipient to carry out projects with specialists in Germany.

The grants will support Riecke's research at the Max-Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg. He and colleagues at the Institute will develop a mathematical model for the complex information processing of the zebrafish olfactory system.

Riecke's research has focused on dynamical systems that exhibit spatial and spatio-temporal structures, particularly structures that are complex in space and time (spatio-temporal chaos).

A fellow of the American Physical Society, Riecke is co-director of the National Science Foundation program, "Dynamics of Complex Systems in Science and Engineering."