Leibniz Prize

The Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize is the highest honour awarded in German research. The Leibniz Programme, established in 1985, aims to improve the working conditions of outstanding scientists and academics, expand their research opportunities, relieve them of administrative tasks, and help them employ particularly qualified young researchers. A maximum of €2.5 million is provided per award.

2018

Prof. Dr. Alessandra Buonanno
MPI for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam

Prof. Dr. Erika L. Pearce
MPI for Immunbiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg

Prof. Dr. Jens Beckert
MPI for the Science of Societies, Cologne

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schölkopf
MPI for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen


2016

Prof. Dr. Ralph Hertwig
MPI for Human Development, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Frank Jülicher
MPI for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden

Prof. Dr. Joachim Spatz
MPI for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart


2015

Prof. Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier
MPI for Infection Biology, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Benjamin List
MPI für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim/Ruhr

Prof. Dr. Marina Rodnina
MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen


2014

Prof. Dr. Armin von Bogdandy
MPI for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Prof. Dr. Nicole Dubilier
MPI for Marine Microbiology


2013

Prof. Dr. Roderich Moessner
MPI for the Physics of Complex Systems


2012

Prof. Dr. Matthias Mann
MPI for Biochemistry


2011

Prof. Dr. Anthony A. Hyman
MPI of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Keimer
MPI for Solid State Research


2010

Prof. Dr. Ulman Lindenberger
MPI for Human Development

Prof. Dr. Peter Fratzl
MPI of Colloids and Interfaces

Prof. Dr. Frank Neese
MPI for Chemical Energy Conversion


2009

Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius
MPI for Marine Microbiology

Prof. Dr. Karl Lenhard Rudolph
Max Planck Research Group "Stem Cell Biology and Tissue Regeneration" at the University of Ulm


2008

Prof. Dr. Elena Conti
MPI of Biochemistry

Prof. Dr. Stefan W. Hell
MPI for Biophysical Chemistry

Dr. Elisa Izaurralde
MPI for Developmental Biology

Prof. Dr. Klaus Kern
MPI for Solid State Research


2007

Prof. Dr. Patrick Bruno
MPI of Microstructure Physics

Dr. Guinevre Kauffmann
MPI for Astrophysics

Prof. Dr. Detlef Weigel
MPI for Developmental Biology


2006

Prof. Dr. Ferenc Krausz
MPI of Quantum Optics

Prof. Dr. Marino Zerial
MPI of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics


2005

Prof. Dr. Günther Hasinger
MPI for Extraterrestrial Physics


2004

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dierk Raaber
MPI für Eisenforschung GmbH


2003

Prof. Dr. Winfried Denk
MPI for Medical Research

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Huisken
MPI for Gravitational Physics

Prof. Dr. Ferdi Schüth
MPI für Kohlenforschung

Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Seidel
MPI for Informatics


2002

Prof. Dr. Franz-Ulrich Hartl
MPI of Biochemistry


2000

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Jahn
MPI for Biophysical Chemistry

Prof. Dr. Stefan Müller
MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences

Prof. Dr. Ilme Schlichting
MPI for Medical Research


1999

Prof. Dr. Alois Fürstner
MPI für Kohlenforschung


1997

Prof. Dr. Angela Friederici
MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences


1996

Prof. Dr. Eduard Arzt
MPI for Metals Research

Prof. Dr. Gerd Faltings
MPI for Mathematics

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Klein
MPI for Psycholinguistics

Prof. Dr. Michael Reth
MPI of Immunobiology and Epigenetics


1994

Prof. Dr. Peter Gruss
MPI for Biophysical Chemistry


1993

Prof. Dr. Gunter Fischer
Max Planck Research Unit for Enzymology of Protein Folding

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Krätschmer
MPI for Nuclear Physics

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Prinz


1992

Dr. Hans-Georg Rammensee


1991

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Ertl
Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society


1990

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Genzel
MPI for Extraterrestrial Physics

Prof. Dr. Arndt Simon
MPI for Solid State Research, together with Prof. Martin Jansen, Institute for Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Bonn


1989

Prof. Dr. Theodor Hänsch
MPI of Quantum Optics


1988

Prof. Dr. Hans Wolfgang Spiess
MPI for Polymer Research


1987

Prof. Dr. Erwin Neher
MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, together with Bert Sakmann

Prof. Dr. Bert Sakmann
MPI for Medical Research, together with Erwin Neher


1986

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hartmut Michel
MPI of Biophysics

Prof. Dr. Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard
MPI for Developmental Biology, together with Herbert Jäckle

Prof. Dr. Herbert Jäckle
MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, together with Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard

Prof. Dr. Fritz Schäfer
MPI for Biophysical Chemistry

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