In honour of the great mathematician Emmy Noether the Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Göttingen has created a visiting professorship named after the scientist, who studied, taught und researched in Göttingen from 1915 until 1933. Once a year the faculty awards the Emmy Noether professorship to an outstandig female mathematician who will visit Göttingen for 3 to 4 weeks to present a current field of research in talks and seminars.
Congratulations to Agata Smoktunowicz who has been appointed as Emmy Noether Professor for 2011. Agata will be the tenth Emmy-Noether professor. She will visite Göttingen from June 6 until June 17, 2011 and will give a number of lectures. For more information see: http://www.uni-math.gwdg.de/noetherprofessur/en/