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Leibniz Prize 2012 to honor 11 outstanding researchers
Date:12/14/2011

This release is available in German.

Next year's winners of the most important research award in Germany have been announced: The Joint Committee of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) in Bonn today named eleven researchers two women and nine men as winners of the 2012 Leibniz Prize. They were pre-selected by the relevant nominations committee from 131 nominations. Five of the award winners work in the life sciences, three in the natural sciences, two in the humanities and social sciences, and one in engineering sciences. Nine of the honourees will each receive a cash prize of 2.5 million euros; two scientists will share a prize and receive 1.25 million euros each. The award ceremony will be held on 27 February 2012 in Berlin.

The 2012 Leibniz Prizes will go to:

  • Prof. Dr. Michael Brecht, Neurophysiology/Cellular Neuroscience, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin and Humboldt University Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Forst, Political Philosophy/Theory, University of Frankfurt am Main
  • Prof. Dr. Gunther Hartmann, Clinical Pharmacology/Innate Immunity, University Hospital Bonn jointly with
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Kurts, Immunology/Nephrology, University Hospital Bonn
  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Mann, Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried
  • Prof. Dr. Friederike Pannewick, Arabic Studies/Literature, Theatre, History of Ideas, University of Marburg
  • Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Rajewsky, Systems Biology, Max Delbrck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Ulf Riebesell, Oceanography, Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences (IFM-GEOMAR) at University of Kiel
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Sanders, Theoretical Informatics/Algorithmics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • Prof. Dr. Barbara Wohlmuth, Mathematics/Numerical Analysis, University of Te
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Contact: Marco Finetti
marco.finetti@dfg.de
49-228-885-2230
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
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