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|Institutions||MPI for Extraterrestrial Physics,
MPI for Astrophysics
|Alma mater||University of Cambridge|
|Notable awards||Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize (2007)|
After being employed at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics and the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics she became head of a research team at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in 2003. As of 2013, she is one of the directors of the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics.
Dr. Kauffmann coordinates a new Marie Curie Research Training Network of the European Union that brings together researchers from all over Europe for interdisciplinary projects.
In April 2010, she was awarded with the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, with the Cross of Merit (on ribbon) and the certificate in the name of the German President. The award ceremony was carried out by Bavarian Prime Minister Horst Seehofer on 21 April 2010.
In 2010, she was elected to the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.
In 2012, she was elected to the National Academy of Sciences of the USA.
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