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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2016

The new recipients of Germany's most prestigious research prize have been announced. In Bonn today, the Joint Committee of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) chose ten researchers, three women and seven men, to receive the 2016 Leibniz Prize. The recipients of the prize were selected by the Nominations Committee from 120 nominees. Of the ten new prizewinners, three are from the life sciences, three from the natural sciences, three from the humanities and social sciences, and one from the engineering sciences. Each of the ten winners will receive 2.5 million euros in prize money to support their future research.

The awards ceremony for the 2016 Leibniz Prizes will be held on 1 March 2016 in Berlin.

Professor Dr. Frank Bradke
Prof. Dr. Frank Bradke

Neuroregeneration, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Bonn

Professor Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier
Prof. Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier

Infection Biology, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin

Professor Dr. Daniel Cremers
Prof. Dr. Daniel Cremers

Computer Vision, Chair of Informatics IX: Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Technical University of Munich

Professor Dr. Daniel James Frost
Prof. Dr. Daniel James Frost

Mineralogy/Experimental Petrology, University of Bayreuth

Professor Dr. Dag Nikolaus Hasse
Prof. Dr. Dag Nikolaus Hasse

Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, University of Würzburg

Professor Dr. Benjamin List
Prof. Dr. Benjamin List

Organic Molecular Chemistry, Department of Homogeneous Catalysis, Max Planck Institute for Coal Research, Mülheim an der Ruhr

Professor Dr. Christoph Möllers
Prof. Dr. Christoph Möllers

Law, Chair of Public Law and Legal Philosophy, Humboldt University of Berlin

Professor Dr. Marina Rodnina
Prof. Dr. Marina Rodnina

Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (Karl Friedrich Bonhoeffer Institute), Göttingen

Professor Dr. Bénédicte Savoy
Prof. Dr. Bénédicte Savoy

History of Modern Art, Center for Metropolitan Studies, Technical University of Berlin

Professor Dr. Peter Scholze
Prof. Dr. Peter Scholze

Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry, Mathematical Institute, University of Bonn

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