Cortiñas is a principal researcher of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) and works at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Buenos Aires. He was recognized for his achievements in teaching and research on K-theory, cyclic homology and noncommunicative geometry.
“It is a great honor and encouragement for me to receive an international award”, the scientists said. This prize also includes an invitation to carry out a research stay in Germany, “a great opportunity to develop joint research projects with German colleagues”, added the researcher.
Each year, the German Foundation recognizes the work of one hundred researchers. The Von Humboldt Research Award is given to scientists whose main discoveries, theories or knowledge have had a significant impact on their own discipline.
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation was created in 1923 in Germany and its head office is in Bonn. Currently, it runs a network of 26 thousand researchers in more than 140 countries, including 51 Nobel Prize winners.