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Dr. Barbara Niethammer


Professorin für Angewandte Mathematik

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Academic career

1996 PhD in Mathematics, University of Bonn

1996–1997 Postdoc, Courant Institute, NYU

1997–2003 Research Assistant (C1), University of Bonn

2001 Guest scientist, Max-Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig

2002 Habilitation in Mathematics, University of Bonn

2003–2007 Full Professor (C4), Humboldt University of Berlin

2007–2012 Professor in the Mathematical Institute and Tutorial Fellow of St Edmund Hall, University of


2012– Full Professor (W3), Bonn


2003 Richard von Mises Prize, GAMM

2011 Whitehead Prize, London Mathematical Society

Invited Lectures

2009 Annual Meeting of GAMM

2011 Equadiff

2013 SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science

Research Projects and Activities

International Joint Project, Royal Society and CNRS, ”Kinetic models with mass transport and coalescence” (2010-12), Project in DFG Research Center MATHEON on ”Precipitation in crystalline solids” (2004-8), Member of DFG Research Group ”Analysis and Stochastics in Complex Physical Systems” (2005-7), Member of DFG Graduate School on ”Analysis, Numerics and Optimization of Multiphase Problems” (2005-8)


SIAM Multiscale Modeling and Simulation

Kinetic and Related Models

Selected PhD students

Reiner Henseler (2007, HU Berlin), Dirk Peschka (2008, HU Berlin, joint with A. Muench),

Sven-Joachim Kimmerle (2009, HU Berlin), Michael Helmers (2012, U of Oxford)

Selected publications

[HN11] HERRMANN, Michael ; NIETHAMMER, Barbara: Kramers’ formula for chemical reactions in the context of Wasserstein gradient flows. In: Commun. Math. Sci. 9 (2011), Nr. 2, S. 623–635. – ISSN 1539–6746 

[JN03] JABIN, Pierre-Emmanuel ; NIETHAMMER, Barbara: On the rate of convergence to equilibrium in the Becker-Doring equations. In: ¨ J. Differential Equations 191 (2003), Nr. 2, S. 518–543. – ISSN 0022–0396

[MNP10a] MENON, Govind ; NIETHAMMER, Barbara ; PEGO, Robert L.: Dynamics and self-similarity in min-driven clustering. In: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 362 (2010), Nr. 12, S. 6591–6618. – ISSN 0002–9947

[MNP10b] MUNCH ¨ , A. ; NIETHAMMER, B. ; PESCHKA, D.: Self-similar rupture of viscous thin films in the strong-slip regime. In: Nonlinearity 23 (2010), Nr. 2, S. 409–427. – ISSN 0951–7715

[Nie99] NIETHAMMER, Barbara: Derivation of the LSW-theory for Ostwald ripening by homogenization methods. In: Arch. Ration. Mech. Anal. 147 (1999), Nr. 2, S. 119–178. – ISSN 0003–9527[Nie03] NIETHAMMER, B.: On the evolution of large clusters in the Becker-Doring model. In: ¨ J. Nonlinear Sci. 13 (2003), Nr. 1, S. 115–155. – ISSN 0938–8974

[NO01] NIETHAMMER, Barbara ; OTTO, Felix: Ostwald ripening: the screening length revisited. In: Calc. Var. Partial Differential Equations 13 (2001), Nr. 1, S. 33–68. – ISSN 0944–2669

[NP99] NIETHAMMER, Barbara ; PEGO, Robert L.: Non-self-similar behavior in the LSW theory of Ostwald ripening. In: J. Statist. Phys. 95 (1999), Nr. 5-6, S. 867–902. – ISSN 0022–4715

[NP05] NIETHAMMER, Barbara ; PEGO, Robert L.: Well-posedness for measure transport in a family of nonlocal domain coarsening models. In: Indiana Univ. Math. J. 54 (2005), Nr. 2, S. 499–530. – ISSN 0022–2518