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:
Franz Hofmann (2002)
Horst Kessler (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)
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)
Wolfgang A. Herrmann (1991)
In brackets: Year in which the award was received
The information provided was current at the time the award was received.