Christine Bessenrodt (1958 – 2022)
EWM mourns Christine Bessenrodt, who passed away on 24.01.2022 after a serious illness. Christine Bessenrodt held the Chair of Algebra and Number Theory at The University of Hannover since 2002, working on the representation theory of finite groups and algebras, algebraic combinatorics and number theory.
Christine Bessenrodt has worked in many ways to promote equality for women mathematicians. In particular, we are immensely grateful for her commitment to the European Women in Mathematics as well as her many years of dedication as a representative for diversity and equal opportunities at the German Mathematical Society. For example, the Emmy Noether Lecture at the DMV’s annual conferences was Christine’s initiative.