Laureates at KIT
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.
On the following pages, we would like to present some of the winners primarily of the past ten years.
Maximilian Haider, honorary professor at KIT, receives the Kavli Prize for Nanosciences together with Harald Rose, Knut Urban, and Ondrej Krivanek for their work on the development of electron microscopy. The one million dollar prize is awarded every two years for outstanding research in the disciplines of astrophysics, nanosciences, and neurosciences.
Prof. Peter Sanders receives one of the coveted ERC Advanced Grants from the European Research Council for his project "ScAlBox". The aim of the project is to provide algorithms and software libraries that can handle very large amounts of data and can be executed on millions of processors working in parallel.
Prof. Wolfgang Wernsdorfer from the Institute of Physics was awarded this year's science prize of the Hector Foundation. The jury honored the physicist's outstanding achievements in the development of quantum computers. The prize, which amounts to 150,000 euros, also includes admission to the Hector Fellow Academy.