Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Medal
The TUM presents the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Medal to individuals who, through their exceptional achievements in science, technology or medicine, have rendered a great service to the university in their capacity as outstanding lecturers and researchers.
The award is named after the pioneer of German Neutron Physics, Heinz Maier-Leibnitz, one of the most eminent scientists in the university’s history. Maier-Leibnitz is most famous for having developed the scientific and technical concept for the first neutron source in Germany (the so-called “Atom-Ei” or “atomic egg”, 1957/58), located in Garching.
The Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Medal has been awarded since 1997. The following people have received the award:
Professorship for Observational Cosmology (Faculty of Physics)
Prof. Dr. Sherry Suyu received the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Medal 2022 in recognition of "her outstanding research in astronomy and her valuable contributions to the development of a new method of calculation of the Hubble constant."
Professorship for Data Analytics and Machine Learning (Faculty of Computer Science)
Prof. Dr. Stephan Günnemann received the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Medal 2022 "in recognition of his outstanding research in the field of machine learning and data analysis as well as his contributions to the promotion of young researchers and to the societal and political involvement of AI in future-oriented application areas."