Awards

Awards and honours for researchers in the Max Planck Society

The “Oscars in Science”

Anthony Hyman and Clifford Brangwynne receive the world's largest science prize, the 2023 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences more

Ronald Naumann in his lab.

The head of the transgenic core facility of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics receives the award for a method to reduce the number of experimental animals more

potrait of Margaret Roberts

Award for political scientist Margaret Roberts and Medals for Vanessa Ogle and Wim Decock more

Award Ceremony of the Körber Prize for Anthony Hyman

The director of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden received the Körber Prize in Hamburg's City Hall for the discovery of a completely new state of biological matter more

Top-class research award for Tobias Erb

Max-Planck researcher from Marburg receives the Future Insight Prize for his work on synthetic photosynthesis more

Award for research on Rett syndrome

Huda Zoghbi and Adrian Bird receive the International Prize for Translational Neuroscience of the Gertrud Reemtsma Foundation for their findings on the causes of Rett syndrome more

Gruber Cosmology Prize for Frank Eisenhauer

The scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics is honoured for developing pioneering instruments more

The founding team of Meshcapade

Newly established prize by the Max Planck Society and the Stifterverband aims to promote start-up culture in science more

Ferenc Krausz standing in front of a vacuum chamber for laser experiments.

Prof. Ferenc Krausz has been awarded the prestigious Wolf Prize for Physics. The Hungarian-Austrian physicist receives the prize for his pioneering contributions to ultrafast laser science and attosecond physics. more

Double success

Marietta Auer and Iain Couzin are awarded the Leibniz Prize 2022 of the German Research Foundation DFG more

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The “Oscars in Science”

Anthony Hyman and Clifford Brangwynne receive the world's largest science prize, the 2023 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences more

potrait of Margaret Roberts

Award for political scientist Margaret Roberts and Medals for Vanessa Ogle and Wim Decock more

Award Ceremony of the Körber Prize for Anthony Hyman

The director of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden received the Körber Prize in Hamburg's City Hall for the discovery of a completely new state of biological matter more

Award for research on Rett syndrome

Huda Zoghbi and Adrian Bird receive the International Prize for Translational Neuroscience of the Gertrud Reemtsma Foundation for their findings on the causes of Rett syndrome more

Gruber Cosmology Prize for Frank Eisenhauer

The scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics is honoured for developing pioneering instruments more

The founding team of Meshcapade

Newly established prize by the Max Planck Society and the Stifterverband aims to promote start-up culture in science more

Ferenc Krausz standing in front of a vacuum chamber for laser experiments.

Prof. Ferenc Krausz has been awarded the prestigious Wolf Prize for Physics. The Hungarian-Austrian physicist receives the prize for his pioneering contributions to ultrafast laser science and attosecond physics. more

Double success

Marietta Auer and Iain Couzin are awarded the Leibniz Prize 2022 of the German Research Foundation DFG more

Nobel Prize Award Ceremony 2021

The prizes to Klaus Hasselmann and Benjamin List will be awarded this year at the Harnack House / Livestream on 7 December from 6 p.m. more

2021 Animal Welfare Research Prize for Max Planck researchers

Max Planck researchers lay the foundation for the automated production and analysis of human 3D tissues for drug and toxicity research more

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The human imprint in meteorological background noise

The statistical model with which global warming can be attributed to increasing concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere was developed by former Director of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Klaus Hasselmann, who will be receiving the Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 for his work. more

“We will be using unique new Treuhand data”

Ufuk Akcigit, this year's winner of the Max Planck-Humboldt Research Award, explains the unique set-up of his Germany-based research project more

Celebrity at stand-up reception

The Higgs particle gives mass to matter - and wings to experimental physicists more

Light switches for nerve cells

Max Planck scientists revolutionize neurobiology and win coveted science prize more

Trying to controvert a seemingly incontrovertible law is a hard job. And Stefan Hell discovered just how hard when he attempted to thwart the resolution limit of optical microscopes. Initially, his ideas fell on deaf ears. Today, however, Stefan Hell is a Director at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry. more

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