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Dr. Claudia Totzeck Receives Margarete von Wrangell Grant for Women on their Way to Professorship

The post-doctoral researcher at the chair of Scientific Computing at the University of Mannheim will receive funding from the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts of Baden-Württemberg.

Dr. Claudia Totzeck conducts research in modeling, simulating, and optimizing interacting particle systems that can, for example, be applied to managing pedestrian or herd dynamics. On May 1, 2020, the early-stage researcher started working on her project at the School of Business Informatics and Mathematics at the University of Mannheim. Before that, she was a post-doctoral researcher at the TU Kaiserslautern in the department of Mathematics with the research focus on Industrial Mathematics.

The Margarete von Wrangell Habilitation Program for Women
The Margarete von Wrangell Habilitation Program for Women aims to support outstanding female researchers at universities and higher education institutions in Baden-Württemberg with funding and ideas for their habilitation projects in order to increase the number of women in science. The funding period is five years. The Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg and the European Social Fund are financing 60 percent of the financial means and the University of Mannheim is financing 40 percent with own resources. In addition, the Wrangell researchers have the opportunity to take responsibility in their respective schools and to acquire skills for their future as female professors in specifically tailored training programs.