Mathematician and biostatistician Tanja Stadler will receive this year’s Rössler Prize for her achievements. Worth 200,000 Swiss francs, it is ETH Zurich’s most generous research award.
Max Rössler gifted 10 million Swiss francs to the ETH Zurich Foundation in 2008. He donates the interest from this estate in the form of an annual award for ETH professors in the expansion phase of their research careers. The Rössler Prize is worth 200,000 Swiss francs, making it the most highly endowed research award at ETH Zurich. It is conferred annually at the ETH Foundation -s -thanksgiving- event. Rössler studied mathematics at ETH Zurich and wrote his doctoral dissertation on orbit calculations in space travel. After a spell as guest researcher at Harvard University, he returned to ETH, where he was a senior scientist and lecturer at the Institute of Operations Research from 1967 to 1978. He later worked in wealth management before retiring from business life. In 2013, he was awarded the title of Honorary Councillor by ETH Zurich. Rössler Prize