Max Planck-Humboldt Research Award

Since 2018, the Max Planck-Humboldt Research Award is granted jointly by the Max Planck Society and the Humboldt Foundation for innovative and high-risk scientific projects by international researches. The award, which is endowed with 1.5 million euros, enables German institutions to attract outstanding researchers from abroad to establish their own research group or to pursue promising research activities in Germany.

From 1990 to 2004, the award was called “Max Planck Research Award for International Cooperation” and was presented to several researchers from a wide range of disciplines each year.

From 2004 to 2017, the "Max Planck Research Award" was awarded annually to two internationally renowned scientists from natural and engineering sciences, life sciences or humanities and social sciences.

The following members of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have been awarded the Max Planck Research Award:

Full Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology (TUM School of Medicine)

Prof. Dr. Franz Hofmann received the Max Planck Research Award in 2002.

Full Professor of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (Department of Chemistry)

Prof. Dr. Horst Kessler received the Max Planck Research Award in 2001.

Full Professor of Physics of Surfaces and Interfaces (Fakultät für Physics)

Prof. Dr. Dietrich Menzel received the Max Planck Research Award in 1997.

Full Professor of Statistical Physics (Department of Mathematics)

Prof. Dr. Herbert Spohn received the Max Planck Research Award in 1993.

Full Professor of Physiology (TUM School of Medicine)

Prof. Dr. Josef Dudel received the Max Planck Research Award in 1992.

Full Professor of Geometry (Department of Mathematics)

Prof. Dr. Peter Gritzmann received the Max Planck Research Award in 1992.

Full Professor of Inorganic Chemistry (Department of Chemistry)

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang A. Herrmann received the Max Planck Research Award in 1991.

In brackets: Year in which the award was received

The information provided was current at the time the award was received.