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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2012

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The winners of Germany's most prestigious research prize have been officially announced. At its meeting in Bonn today, the Joint Committee of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) named eleven researchers, two women and nine men, as the winners of the 2012 Leibniz Prize. The award winners were selected by the Nominations Committee from among 131 nominees, and will each receive € 2.5 million in prize money. Of the eleven Leibniz Prizes awarded this year, five were awarded in the life sciences, three in the natural sciences, one in the engineering sciences, and two in the humanities and social sciences.

Prizewinners 2012

Prof. Dr. Michael Brecht

Prof. Dr. Michael Brecht

Neurophysiology/Cellular Neuroscience Interner Linkmore

Prof. Dr. Rainer Forst

Prof. Dr. Rainer Forst

Philosophy/Theory Interner Linkmore

Prof. Dr. Gunther Hartmann & Prof. Dr. Christian Kurts

Clinical Pharmacology/Innate Immunity and Immunology/Nephrology  Interner Linkmore

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. Dr. h.c. Matthias Mann

Prof. Dr. Matthias Mann

Biochemistry Interner Linkmore

Prof. Dr. Friederike Pannewick

Prof. Dr. Friederike Pannewick

Arabic Studies/Literature, Theatre, History of Ideas Interner Linkmore

Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Rajewsky

Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Rajewsky

Systems Biology Interner Linkmore

Prof. Dr. Ulf Riebesell

Prof. Dr. Ulf Riebesell

Oceanography Interner Linkmore

Prof. Dr. Peter Sanders

Prof. Dr. Peter Sanders

Theoretical Informatics/Algorithmics Interner Linkmore

Prof. Dr. Barbara Wohlmuth

Prof. Dr. Barbara Wohlmuth

Mathematics/Numerical Analysis Interner Linkmore

Prof. Dr. Jörg Wrachtrup

Prof. Dr. Jörg Wrachtrup

Experimental Physics Interner Linkmore