Michael Plum is a full professor at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany since 1995. He obtained his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Cologne in 1984 under the co-supervision of Johann Schröder and Norman W. Bazley. He obtained the Venia Legendi for Mathematics (habilitation) in 1991 and was then awarded a scholarship from the Heisenberg foundation. From 1992 to 1995, he was Professor (C3) of Mathematics at the Technical University of Clausthal, before moving to KIT. He published a book on numerical verification methods and computer-assisted proofs for partial differential equations (PDEs) which appeared in Springer in 2019. Professor Plum's mathematical interests lie in PDEs (particularly elliptic equations), functional analysis, boundary and eigenvalue problems, finite element methods and computer-assisted proofs.