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.
Neuroregeneration, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Bonn
Infection Biology, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin
Computer Vision, Chair of Informatics IX: Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Technical University of Munich
Mineralogy/Experimental Petrology, University of Bayreuth
Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, University of Würzburg
Organic Molecular Chemistry, Department of Homogeneous Catalysis, Max Planck Institute for Coal Research, Mülheim an der Ruhr
Law, Chair of Public Law and Legal Philosophy, Humboldt University of Berlin
Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (Karl Friedrich Bonhoeffer Institute), Göttingen
History of Modern Art, Center for Metropolitan Studies, Technical University of Berlin
Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry, Mathematical Institute, University of Bonn