New appointments and promotions of women faculty

Appointments at ETH Zurich

Dr Lesya Shchutska (*1985), currently Research Associate at ETH Zurich, as Assistant Professor of Experimental Particle Physics. Lesya Shchutska is an internationally recognised young scientist who received an ERC Starting Grant in 2017. Her research focuses on searching for physical phenomena beyond the standard model of particle physics. She makes use of data recorded by the CMS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva. Lesya Shchutska is one of the world’s leading experts in the search for supersymmetric particles. ETH Zurich has appointed her with a view to enhancing its leading role in experimental high-energy physics.

Professor Olga Sorkine Hornung (*1981), currently Associate Professor at ETH Zurich, as Full Professor of Computer Science. Olga Sorkine is internationally regarded as a leading scientist in the field of geometric modelling and digital geometry processing. One of her main areas of research is the interactive modelling of surfaces, which plays a significant role in many areas of application for computer graphics. She has obtained crucial research results in this field. At present she is also working on digital fabrication and 3D printing techniques in computer design. Olga Sorkine’s results have won a number of awards, including an ERC Starting Grant in 2012.

Appointments at EPFL

Professor Maryna Viazovska (*1984), currently Tenure Track Assistant Professor at EPFL, as Full Professor of Mathematics. Maryna Viazovska is a highly gifted young academic in the field of pure mathematics. She is particularly interested in problems relating to number theory and discrete optimisation. In spring 2016 she caused an international sensation by solving the sphere-packing problem in dimensions 8 and 24. Since Maryna Viazovska’s appointment as an assistant professor in December 2016, her results have appeared in the top publications in her field. By promoting her to a full professorship, EPFL is ensuring that it retains the creativity and innovative energy of a scientist who aims to be one of the best in the world.