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

  • Sandra Schilbach, Agata Zielinska, and Thomas Lilienkamp of the Göttingen Max Planck Campus have been awarded the Otto Hahn Medal. Every year, the Max Planck Society honors up to 30 researchers for their outstanding achievements during their PhD.
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  • Dr. Lakshmi Pradeep Chitta from MPS receives Early Career Researcher Prize from the European Physical Society.
    The European Physical Society has awarded Dr. Lakshmi Pradeep Chitta from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) with this year's Early Career Researcher Prize of the European Solar Physics Division (ESPD). The ESPD honors Chitta's new view of processes enabling the exchange of energy and mass between the visible surface of the Sun and its atmosphere. His research results could help to explain the huge temperature difference…
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  • This year's Bruker Prize of the Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) Spectroscopy Group of the British Royal Society of Chemistry is awarded to Marina Bennati of the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry. The group honors the physico-chemist for her outstanding work in ESR spectroscopy.
    Der Bruker Prize der Elektronenspinresonanz (ESR)-Spektroskopie-Gruppe der britischen Royal Society of Chemistry geht in diesem Jahr an Marina Bennati vom Max-Planck-Institut (MPI) für biophysikalische Chemie in Göttingen. Die Fachgruppe ehrt die Physiko-Chemikerin damit für ihre herausragende Arbeit in der ESR-Spektroskopie. Bennati, Forschungsgruppenleiterin am Göttinger MPI und Professorin an der Universität Göttingen, nahm den Preis am 10.…
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  • Professor Matin Qaim honoured as Fellow of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association
    The agricultural scientist Professor Matin Qaim from the University of Göttingen was recently elected Fellow of the American Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA). The fellowship is the highest US American recognition in agricultural economics for outstanding and continuous scientific achievements. The AAEA has been honouring fellows since 1957. Qaim is the first German agricultural economist to receive this award. The AAEA honours…
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  • The Göttingen scientists from the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry and the MPI for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity have been awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2019.
    The Göttingen scientists Professor Ayelet Shachar from the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity and Dr Melina Schuh from the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry have been awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2019 - the most important research award in Germany. We congratulate them on this great success. More information
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