Special honour

A Vietnamese scientist has become the youngest ever winner of the Georg Forster Research Award.

Vietnamese scientist Hung Nguyen-Xuan is the youngest ­person ever to be honoured with the Georg Forster Research Award. He is already considered one of the world’s out­standing researchers in numerical mechanics. He will now strengthen the existing ties with his home university from 
the Chair of General Mechanics at Ruhr-Universität Bochum.