Laureates at KIT

In the tradition of Nobel Prize laureates such as Ferdinand Braun (1909), smart minds at KIT are regularly granted prominent awards.

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.

Current Awards

Anke-Susanne Müller wins State Research Prize

For her groundbreaking research in the field of accelerator physics, Prof. Anke-Susanne Müller, director of the Institute for Beam Physics and Technology, receives this year's 100.000 Euro Research Prize of the State of Baden-Württemberg in the category basic research. 

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Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize for Pascal Friederich

Tenure-track professor Pascal Friederich, head of the AiMat group at the Institute of Theoretical Informatics (ITI), receives the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize of the German Research Foundation (DFG). The 20,000 Euro prize, considered one of the most prestigious German prizes for early-career researchers, is awarded to him for his outstanding work in computational materials design.
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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize for Almut Arneth

Prof. Almut Arneth from the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research - Atmospheric Environmental Research receives the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2022 for her outstanding contributions to ecosystem research. This most prestigious German research prize is awarded annually to ten of the best researchers in Germany and comes with a prize money of 2.5 million euros.

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