Be it the prestigious prizes of the German Research Foundation (DFG) or science awards from ministries or foundations: KIT scientists repeatedly are among the winners. In the past years, several of the coveted State Research Prizes of the State of Baden-Württemberg or of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prizes of the DFG were awarded to KIT.
Laureates at KIT
The Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the German Science Foundation, the most prestigious science award in Germany, was awarded to Prof. Britta Nestler. Ms Nestler, a physicist and mathematician, is being recognized for her work in the field of computational materials science. The prize comes with a prize money of EUR 2.5 million.
Christopher Barner-Kowollik, Martin Bastmeyer and Martin Wegener were awarded this year's Erwin Schrödinger Prize for their work on three-dimensional cell cultivation. The Prize, which is worth 50,000 EUR, recognises outstanding scientific achievements and technological innovations at the interface between various disciplines in medicine, the natural sciences and engineering.
Dr. Alexander Schug and his Helmholtz Junior Research Group are among this year's awardees of the Google Faculty Research Award. Its aim is to support world-class permanent faculty members at top universities around the world. Dr. Schug will receive 50,000 US dollars to continue the group's research in RNA structure prediction.