In the last few weeks were two quite different prizes awarded, on which I want to report.

In March 14th, 2019, the **L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards** (homepage, UNESCO webpage, wikipedia) were presented to five women. One of the five laureates is

**Claire Voisin**(wikipedia) who is

*“rewarded for her outstanding work in algebraic geometry. Her pioneering discoveries have allowed [mathematicians and scientists] to resolve fundamental questions on topology and Hodge structures of complex algebraic varieties.”*

The other one is the **Ars legendi-Fakultätenpreis Mathematik** (webpage), which will be awarded to **Robert Rockenfeller** (homepage). Actually, since I’m quite interested in the art of teaching mathematics, I invited him next summer to Regensburg to our department colloquium to talk about what he did which earned him this prize; and I would actually recommend others to do the same – at least last year I was positively astonished by the talk (and what he did teaching-wise) by last-years laureate.