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Leibniz Prize 2011: 10 researchers awarded €2.5 million ($3.3 million) each
Date:12/13/2010

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The winners of Germany's most prestigious research prize have been officially announced. At its meeting in Bonn today, the Joint Committee of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) named ten researchers, four women and six men, as the winners of the 2011 Leibniz Prize. The award winners were selected by the Nominations Committee from among 152 nominees, and will each receive 2.5 million in prize money. Of the ten Leibniz Prizes awarded this year, four were awarded in the life sciences, three in the natural sciences, two in the engineering sciences, and one in the humanities and social sciences. The award ceremony will take place in Berlin on 16 March 2011.

The 2011 DFG Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize will go to:

  • Prof. Dr. Ulla Bonas, Microbiology/Molecular Phytopathology, University of Halle-Wittenberg
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Bchel, Cognitive Neurosciences, University Hospital in Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • Prof. Dr. Anja Feldmann, Computer Science/Computer Networks/Internet, Berlin Institute of Technology
  • Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Hinrichs, Organic Geochemistry, University of Bremen
  • Prof. Dr. Anthony A. Hyman, Cell Biology/Microtubules and Cell Division, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden
  • Prof. Dr. Bernhard Keimer, Experimental Solid State Physics, Max Planck Institute of Solid State Research, Stuttgart
  • Prof. Dr. Franz Pfeiffer, Laser Medicine, Technical University of Munich
  • Prof. Dr. Joachim Friedrich Quack, Egyptology, University of Heidelberg
  • Prof. Dr. Gabriele Sadowski, Technical Thermodynamics, Technical University of Dortmund
  • Prof. Dr. Christine Silberhorn, Quantum Optics, University of Paderborn

In his announcement of the Joint Committee's decision, DFG President Prof. Dr.-Ing Matt
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