|Born||1966 (age 50–51)
Technical University of Munich
|Alma mater||University of Konstanz
University of Cambridge
University of Heidelberg
Beneke studied Physics, Mathematics and Philosophy at the University of Konstanz, University of Cambridge and University of Heidelberg. In 1993 he received his doctorate at the Technical University of Munich on the structure of perturbative series in higher order and habilitated in Heidelberg in 1998.
At the age of 33 Beneke became head of the Chair of Theoretical Physics (Department E) at the RWTH Aachen University in 1999. In 2008 Martin Beneke was awarded the Leibniz Prize in the amount of 2.5 Million Euro. The research done by Beneke considerably contributes to the verification of theoretical concepts of elementary particle physics, to the indication of variations and to the identification of new structures.