Vice-Rector Christopher Lindinger presented mathematician Oliver Roche-Newton with his venia legendi/habilitation certificate.
Roche-Newton, Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM), earned his authorization to teach in the subject area of mathematics.
Those pursuing a habilitation/post-doc undergo an academic evaluation in regard to special qualifications that proves their ability to independently conduct academic/scientific research and teach the entire depth and breadth of their selected subject area [facultas docendi], This, in turn, is the prerequisite to grant authorization to teach that particular subject area [venia legendi].
About Oliver Roche-Newton
Oliver Roche-Newton studied mathematics at the University of Manchester (UK). After graduation, he continued his studies at Cambridge, earning his PhD at the University of Bristol in 2013 with his dissertation titled: "Sum-Product Problems and Related Problems in Discrete Geometry". He came to Linz in 2016 as a Scientific Researcher at RICAM. His research focuses on additive combinatorics, which is sum-product problems and incidence geometry.