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2018.1026

NTNU Welcomes Yushan Young Scholar Ulrich Menne

Prof. Ulrich Menne from the University of Leipzig has been selected as one of the Yushan Young Scholars. Prof. Menne has been joining the Department of Mathematics since the 1st semester of the academic year of 2018 as the first foreign professor in the department. The department held a welcoming party for him on October 16th. 

The Yushan Scholar Program by the Ministry of Education started in 2018. The object is to attract the world’s elite by providing internationally competitive salaries and benefits so that their expertise can
take root in Taiwan’s academic environment and increase the international impact of Taiwan’s
higher education. Two Yushan Youth Scholar was appointed, one in the Department of Mathematics and another, who will come next August, goes to the Department of Physics. 

Prof. Ulrich Menne received his doctoral degree in mathematics at the University of Tübingen. He has worked in Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Albert Einstein Institute as researchers and taught in the Leipzig University and the University of Zurich. He is experienced in leading academic research teams, has close relationships with noted scholars and has organized international seminars. 

Prof. Ulrich Menne's research areas are geometric measure theory, differential and convex geometry, linear and nonlinear elliptic partial differential equations, functional analysis. He has achieved a major breakthrough in regularity and published several influential papers. Prof. Menne is highly recognized by Prof. Leon Simon from Standford University, a world-class expert on Geometric Measure Theory. 

Vice President of the Office of Research and Development Hsu Ying Shao, Dean of the College of Science Chen Kwunmin, Chair Lin Chun Chi and honorary Prof. Lin Fou Lai came to the welcome party. Vice President Hsu said that she is impressed by Prof. Menne's courage to come to a country that's far away and hopes that he can assist the department in coordinating International events. Prof. Ulrich Menne said that he is new to Taiwan, but he was happy to find out that NTNU staff and colleagues are very friendly. He is grateful that the Department of Mathematics is super helpful, and he'd like to give back to the students and professors in the department.