Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prizes 2020
The Joint Committee of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) decided to award the 2020 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize to ten researchers. The recipients of the prize were chosen by the selection committee from 114 nominees. Four of the ten prizewinners are from the humanities and social sciences, three from the life sciences, one from the natural sciences, and two from the engineering sciences. Each will receive prize money of €2.5 million. They are entitled to use these funds for their research work in any way they wish, without bureaucratic obstacles, for up to seven years.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic the awards ceremony for the 2020 Leibniz Prizes took place virtually on 9 November. A film presents the laureates, laudations, and words of greeting.