A Hungarian mathematician, László Székelyhidi Jr. has won the most prestigious German research award: The Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize. It is one of the most important prizes in the world of science.László Székelyhidi Jr. (whose father is also a mathematician) works for the University of Leipzig, Germany and he is the first Hungarian mathematician who has won this prize.
The Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize was founded in 1985 by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft or DFG (the German Research Foundation), and the prize goes to scientists working at German universities regardless of their nationalities. Two other Hungarian researchers have also won the prize before: Géza Alföldy, historian of the ancient world (1986) and Ferenc Krausz, theoretical physicist (2006).
László Székelyhidi Jr. has won the The Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize because of his great work in partial differential equation research.