Polish and German scientists honoured with Copernicus Award

Professor Stefan Dziembowski from the University of Warsaw and Professor Sebastian Faust from the Technical University of Darmstadt have won the 2020 Copernicus Award for their outstanding cooperation in the field of cryptography and IT security.

The Copernicus Award is given bi-annually by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG - German Research Foundation) and the Fundacja na rzecz Nauki Polskiej (FNP - Foundation for Polish Science) for services to German-Polish scientific collaboration in the field of research.

Professors Dziembowski and Faust have been working together for ten years. Their work, which often involves young researchers, focuses on the use of mathematical techniques in computer science.

Their cooperation contributed to several important joint publications, which have been met with great interest by the academic community and had a significant impact on the systems used in practice.

Both winners will receive EUR 100,000 in prize money.