## MATHRIX Assistant Professor Programme

The Faculty for Mathematics and Computer Science has set up the MATHRIX Assistant Professor Programme to support gender equality in the mathematical sciences. For that purpose two assistant professor positions equipped with an attractive start-up package were established. The positions run for 3+3 years each with regular calls for applications.

In 2017, we filled two of these assistant professor positions with excellent female scientists – Fransika Jahnke (model theory of fields) and Mira Schedensack (numerical analysis of partial differential equations, until 2019).

### MATHRIX Professors

at the mathematical institutes

**2017**

- JProf. Dr. Franziska Jahnke, Institute for Mathematical Logic and Foundations of Mathematics, area
*model theory of fields*.

Her work combines mathematical logic with applications in algebra. A large part of her work deals with Shelah's conjecture about NIP fields. Studying definable sets in valued fields forms a basis for this.
- JProf. Dr. Mira Schedensack, Applied Mathematics: Institute for Analysis and Numerics, area
*numerical analysis of partial differential equations*.

Her focus is on the development of new numerical schemes and the a priori and a posteriori error analysis with emphasis on non-conforming and adaptive finite element methods.