Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize

awarded to Bonnie Murphy (2023) and Eugene Kim (2024)

The Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize, named after the esteemed physicist and former DFG president, honors early career researchers, providing a significant incentive for exceptional achievements in their fields. Established in 1977, this prize supports researchers in their development and probationary phases as they work towards permanent academic positions or professorships.

The prize recognizes individuals who, since earning their doctorates, have developed a distinctive academic profile and produced research that has garnered significant attention within their scholarly communities, indicating their potential for continued excellence. Nominees should present documented research results, notably publications beyond their dissertations, demonstrating their ongoing contributions to their fields.

In 2023, we were pleased to congratulate Bonnie Murphy on receiving this prestigious award. Just one year later, in 2024, we also celebrated Eugene Kim for being honored with the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize.


Watch award ceremony by DFG 2023 - laudatio for Bonnie Murphy

Read our article on Eugene Kim being awarded with DFG-Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize

Read our article on Bonnie Murphy being awarded with DFG-Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize

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