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The Max Planck Research Award

The Max Planck Research Award is presented conjointly by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Max Planck Society and is intended to provide added momentum to fields of research that are either not yet established in Germany or that are deemed to be worthy of further expansion.

Calls for nominations for the award are invited on an annually rotating basis in specific sub-areas of the natural sciences and engineering, the life sciences and the human and social sciences. Since 2004, the award has been presented to two internationally renowned scientists each year, of whom one works in Germany and one works abroad.

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

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

Franz Hofmann (2002)

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

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

Horst Kessler (2001)

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

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

Dietrich Menzel (1997)

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

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

Herbert Spohn (1993)

Full Professor of Statistical Physics (Department of Mathematics)

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

Josef Dudel (1992)

Full Professor of Physiology (TUM School of Medicine)

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

Peter Gritzmann (1992)

Full Professor of Geometry (Department of Mathematics)

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

Wolfgang A. Herrmann (1991)

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.

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Contact Office of the President

Dr. rer. nat. Benedikt Lickleder
Technical University of Munich
Arcisstraße 21
80333 München
Germany

Tel. +49 89 289 25205
Fax +49 89 289 23399
lickleder@zv.tum.de