Academic Awards and Honours

In their history, the institutes of the Göttingen Campus have been highly successful in attracting the "best minds". The outstanding scientists have established the international reputation of the institutions and continue to shape their profile to this day. Here you will find a small selection of the long list of historical personalities who have studied or researched in Göttingen, as well as an overview of current award winners.

Latest Awards

  • Using historical data, MPS researcher Dr. Theodosios Chatzistergos looks back into our star’s past. He has now received a prestigious award in recognition of his work.
    The Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP), a panel of the International Science Council (ICS), has honored Dr. Theodosios Chatzistergos of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) with this year's Distinguished Young Scientist Award. With this award, the Committee recognizes the young researcher's contributions to the reconstruction of past solar activity and variability. Among other things, Dr. Chatzistergos…
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  • The Director at the Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences is honored for his contributions to improving our understanding of surface chemistry.
    The 15th Gerhard Ertl Lecture Award goes to Prof. Dr. Alec M. Wodtke, Director at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Multidisciplinary Sciences and Professor at the Institute for Physical Chemistry at the University of Göttingen. The Award Committee, comprised of jurors Prof. Dr. Joachim Sauer (HU Berlin), Prof. Dr. Matthias Drieß (TU Berlin), Prof. Dr. Eckart Rühl (FU Berlin), as well as the Fritz-Haber-Institut’s Board of Directors and Gerhard…
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  • Hörforscher und Neurowissenschaftler der Universitätsmedizin Göttingen erhält zum zweiten Mal einen Advanced Grant des Europäischen Forschungsrats.
    Prof. Dr. med. Tobias Moser, Direktor des Instituts für Auditorische Neurowissenschaften der Universitätsmedizin Göttingen (UMG), hat einen weiteren Advanced Grant des Europäischen Forschungsrats (ERC) erhalten. Der ERC fördert sein Forschungsvorhaben zur Entschlüsselung der Lautstärke-Verarbeitung in der Hörschnecke („DynaHear“) für fünf Jahre mit insgesamt 2,5 Millionen Euro. „‘DynaHear‘ verspricht, unser Verständnis zur neuronalen Kodierung…
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  • The researchers at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Multidisciplinary Sciences in Göttingen will each receive about 2.5 million euros in funding from the European Research Council (ERC) over the next five years.
    Using EPO to combat brain diseases In competitive sports, erythropoietin (EPO) is a notorious doping agent. Yet, the growth factor not only promotes that more red blood cells form. Physician and neuroscientist Hannelore Ehrenreich believes that EPO can also improve brain functions. “When we master mentally challenging tasks, this effort seems to trigger a slight reduction of oxygen in our brain. This physiological lack of oxygen stimulates nerve…
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  • With this prize, she is honored for her successful research into the spatial organization of DNA and its relationship with gene activity.
    The scientist at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Multidisciplinary Sciences in Göttingen (Germany) received the Bayer Early Excellence in Science Award in the category biology. With this prize, she is honored for her successful research into the spatial organization of DNA and its relationship with gene activity. The award ceremony took place on March 15 as a hybrid event in Berlin (Germany). The Bayer Foundation Science Council based its…
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  • Researcher from MPI-DS receives research fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt foundation
    As of February 2022, the scientist Youchuang Chao is joining the group of Stefan Karpitschka at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPI-DS), supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. With its prestigious fellowship, the foundation enables respected international scientists to conduct their research at a German institution of their choice. “In Youchuang’s project, we will combine his expertise in liquid-liquid…
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  • The European Mechanics Society has elected Dr. Olga Shishkina, group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPIDS), as a EUROMECH fellow in the field of fluid mechanics recognizing her seminal contributions in this field.
    The European Mechanics Society has elected Dr. Olga Shishkina, group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPIDS), as a EUROMECH fellow in the field of fluid mechanics recognizing her seminal contributions in this field. Only three laureates from this field are selected across Europe every other year. The council selected Olga for her profound work on Rayleigh-Bénard convection, which is of fundamental importance…
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