László Székelyhidi Jr. graduated in 2000 from the University of Oxford and obtained his PhD in 2003 at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences under the supervision of Stefan Müller. Since 2011 he is Professor for Applied Mathematics at the University of Leipzig. He has been awarded the Oberwolfach Prize in 2010 and the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize in 2018. His main interests are broadly speaking partial differential equations and the calculus of variations. In recent years he has been working on mathematical hydrodynamics, specifically questions related to turbulence.