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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2019 for Wolfgang Wernsdorfer

The KIT Physicist Received the Highest Research Prize in Germany for His Contribution to Quantum Computing On March 13 in Berlin.
DFG-Präsident Peter Strohschneider und Wolfgang Wernsdorfer (Foto: DFG / David Ausserhofer)
DFG president Peter Strohschneider and Wolfgang Wernsdorfer (Photo: DFG / David Ausserhofer)
Preisverleihung in Berlin (Foto:  DFG / David Ausserhofer)
Picture of the awardees (Photo: DFG / David Ausserhofer)

Professor Wolfgang Wernsdorfer of KIT received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2019 of the German Research Foundation (DFG). Germany’s highest science prize endowed with EUR 2.5 million honors the experimental physicist for his research into electronics, spin physics, and quantum computing. This year's prize goes to ten scientists.

Wolfgang Wernsdorfer, has been Humboldt Professor at KIT since 2016. It is Germany’s research award in the highest amount for international researchers. Wernsdorfer was granted a number of high-ranking honors and awards, such as the Agilent Europhysics Prize, the Olivier Kahn International Award, the Prix Spécial of the Société Française de Physique, and two of the renowned Advanced Grants of the European Research Council. Wolfgang Wernsdorfer is the eighth scientist of KIT who is granted the Leibniz Prize by DFG.

mle, 14.03.2019