Humboldt Prize

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The Humboldt Prize, the Humboldt Forschungspreis in German, also known as the Humboldt Research Award, is an award given by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany to internationally renowned scientists and scholars who work outside of Germany in recognition of their lifetime's research achievements. Recipients are "academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge academic achievements in the future”.[1] The prize is currently valued at €60,000 with the possibility of further support during the prize winner's life.[2] Up to one hundred such awards are granted each year. Nominations must be submitted by established academics in Germany.

The award is named after the late Prussian naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt.

Past winners[edit]

Biology[edit]

Günter Blobel, Serge Daan, Eberhard Fetz, Daniel Gianola, Hendrikus Granzier, Dan Graur, Bert Hölldobler, Sergej Nedospasov, Hans Othmer, John M. Opitz, Burkhard Rost (2009), Thomas Dyer Seeley, Günter P. Wagner, Rüdiger Wehner, Eckard Wimmer.

Chemistry[edit]

Anthony J. Arduengo III, Sukbok Chang, Paul Josef Crutzen, Robert F. Curl, Gautam R. Desiraju, Kuiling Ding, John Bennett Fenn, Alice P. Gast, Walter Gilbert, Robert H. Grubbs, Narayan Hosmane, Jean-Marie Lehn, Chao-Jun Li, Yuri Lvov, Rudolph Marcus, James Cullen Martin, Debashis Mukherjee, Kenji Ohmori, Geoffrey Ozin, John Anthony Pople, Alessandro Piccolo, Ronald T. Raines, Roger Reed[3] Julius Rebek, Tomislav Rovis, Richard R. Schrock, Sason Shaik, Peter Schwerdtfeger, Oktay Sinanoğlu, Yoshitaka Tanimura, Matthias Tschöp, Barry Trost, Thomas Zemb, Ahmed H. Zewail.

Computer Science[edit]

Manindra Agrawal, Patrick Cousot (2008), Ken Forbus,[4] Michael Fellows, Michael Franz,[5] Johannes Gehrke, Jonathan Katz, Leonid Levin, Toby Walsh, Bakhadyr Khoussainov[6]

Economics[edit]

Söhnke M. Bartram, Gérard Debreu, Francis X. Diebold, Jean-Michel Grandmont, Ronald Shephard, Hal Varian.

Engineering[edit]

Moeness Amin, Constance J. Chang-Hasnain, Walter G. Chapman, Mohamed Gad-el-Hak, Andrew Jenike, Phoon Kok Kwang, Lanny D. Schmidt, Lefteri H. Tsoukalas, Mustafa Okyay Kaynak, Tarek Zohdi, Eckart Meiburg[7]

History[edit]

Andreas Daum, Harry Liebersohn,[8] Charles S. Maier, James J. Sheehan,[9] Fritz Stern

Linguistics[edit]

Matthew S. Dryer, Jaklin Kornfilt, Paul Kiparsky, Peter Austin (twice), Susan Rothstein.

Management[edit]

Timothy M. Devinney

Mathematics[edit]

Dmitri Anosov, Paul Balmer, Ole Barndorff-Nielsen, Spencer J. Bloch, Leonid Bunimovich (2003), Dinh Tien-Cuong, Rod Downey, Alexandre Eremenko, Christian Genest, Dima Grigoriev, Victor Guillemin, Uffe Haagerup, Harald Andrés Helfgott (2015), Toshiyuki Kobayashi, Alexander Komech (2006),[10] Robert Langlands, Roberto Longo,[11] Benoît Mandelbrot, Arnold Mandell, Grigory Margulis, David Masser (1990),[12] Vladimir Maz'ya, Trevor McDougall, Curtis T. McMullen, Taras Mel'nyk [uk], Alexander Merkurjev, John Milnor, Katsumi Nomizu, Teimuraz Pirashvili, Gopal Prasad, Svetlozar Rachev, Arnd Scheel, Shayle R. Searle, Elias M. Stein, Anatoly Vershik, Ernest Borisovich Vinberg, Joseph A. Wolf, Raymond O. Wells Jr., Shing-Tung Yau, Marc Yor, Andrei Zelevinsky.

Medicine[edit]

Fritz Albert Lipmann, Stanley B. Prusiner

Meteorology[edit]

Sharon Nicholson

Organizational Psychology[edit]

Steven Rogelberg

Philosophy[edit]

Colin Allen, Michael Friedman, Peter J. Graham (2018), Panagiotis Kondylis, Stephan Hartmann (2013), Hannes Leitgeb (2011), Jeff Malpas, John Perry, Jonathan Schaffer, R. Jay Wallace, Menachem Fisch.

Physics[edit]

Girish Agarwal, Riccardo Barbieri, Wolfgang Bauer, Nihat Berker, Nicolaas Bloembergen, Robert W. Boyd, Victor A. Brumberg (1993), Ali Chamseddine, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Steven Chu, Predrag Cvitanović, Donald D. Clayton, Hans Dehmelt, Durmus A. Demir, Tomasz Dietl, Emilian Dudas, Gia Dvali, Alexei L. Efros, Yuri Estrin (1999, 2012), Andrea Ferrara, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Roy J. Glauber, Chris Greene (2007), Yuval Grossman, Willy Haeberli (1982, 1991), John L. Hall, Theodor W. Hänsch, Robert Hofstadter, John W. Harris, Kyozi Kawasaki, Jihn E. Kim, Dmitri Kharzeev, Victor I. Klimov,[13][14] Masatoshi Koshiba, Dirk Kreimer (2011), Herbert Kroemer, Jay H. Lieske (1980), Rodney Loudon (1998), Andreas Mandelis, M. Brian Maple, Jagdish Mehra, Eugen Merzbacher, Curt Michel, Rabindra Mohapatra, Pran Nath, Holger Bech Nielsen, Hirosi Ooguri, Valery Pokrovsky, Martin Rickey,

Augusto Sagnotti, Alfred Saupe, Arthur L. Schawlow, Julian Schwinger, Ivan A. Sellin, Qaisar Shafi, Clifford G. Shull, Costas Soukoulis, Sauro Succi, Ching W. Tang, Anthony William Thomas, José W. F. Valle, Jelena Vučković, Gary A. Wegner, Gary Westfall, Paul Wiegmann, Maw-Kuen Wu, Stefano Zapperi, Guo Zengyuan, and M. Suhail Zubairy.

Psychology[edit]

Stefan Hofmann, Mark van Vugt, Keith Rayner

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/en/apply/sponsorship-programmes/humboldt-research-award
  3. ^ "Humboldt Research Award goes to material scientist Professor Roger Reed". Max Planck Institute. 12 December 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 July 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Professor Franz Honored With Humboldt Research Award". Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Bakh Khoussainov receives Humboldt Research Award". 27 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Tarek Zohdi receives prestigious Humboldt Research Prize in the area of Mechanics". Medium. 12 May 2020. Archived from the original on 4 November 2020. Retrieved 4 November 2020.
  8. ^ Chamberlain, Craig. "Illinois historian receives Humboldt Award, fellowship to American Academy in Berlin". news.illinois.edu.
  9. ^ "FSI | The Europe Center - James J. Sheehan". tec.fsi.stanford.edu.
  10. ^ "Alexander Komech: homepage". www.mat.univie.ac.at.
  11. ^ "Query Details Prof. Dr. Roberto Longo". humboldt-foundation.de.
  12. ^ "Curriculum Vitae and Publication list of D. W. Masser" (PDF). University of Basel. 14 February 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  13. ^ "Query Details Dr. habil. Victor I. Klimov". humboldt-foundation.de.
  14. ^ "Nanotechnology and Advanced Spectroscopy Team". lanl.gov.

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