Hans R. Jenemann Foundation

Current call for applications for the Paul Bunge Prize 2022: German, English.

Nomination and application deadline: September 30, 2021.


Hans R. Jenemann Foundation

Hans R. Jenemann (1920 - 1996), chemist at Schott Glaswerke in Mainz, became known for his contributions to the history of scientific devices, especially historical scales. Paul Bunge (1839 - 1888) set new standards as a precision mechanic and engineer in weighing scales. He was the first to construct sample balances, the basis for organic microanalysis.

Paul Bunge Prize

The Paul Bunge Prize of the Hans R. Jenemann Foundation, established in 1992, is awarded jointly by the GDCh and the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry (DBG) for work on the history of scientific instruments. The award takes place annually, alternately at DBG general meetings and lecture conferences of the GDCh division on the History of Chemistry.

The prize is advertised publicly and internationally. Everyone is entitled to propose. Self-applications are permitted. The Jenemann Foundation can also award sponsorship prizes for young scientists and support activities that are in line with the foundation's goals.

Holder of the Paul Bunge Prize

1993 Klaus Hentschel, Göttingen
Mara Miniati, Florence / Italy
1994 Matthias Dörries, Munich
Heinz Otto Sibum, Cambridge / England
1995 Gerard L`Estrange Turner, Oxford / England
1996 David A. King, Frankfurt / Main
Stuart M. Feffer, Aberdeen / USA
1997 Silvio A. Bedini, Washington DC / USA
1998 Robert Bud, London / England
Deborah Jean Warner, Washington DC / USA
1999 Nicolas Rasmussen, Sydney / Australia
2000 Alan Q. Morton, London / England
Richard J. Sorrenson, Bloomington / USA
2001 Jim Bennett, Oxford / England
2002 Paolo Brenni, Mendrisio / Switzerland and Florence / Italy
2003 Jean F. Johnston, Dumfries / Great Britain
2004 Jobst Broelmann, Munich
Carsten Reinhardt, Regensburg
2005 Myles W. Jackson, Salem, OR / USA
2006 Inge Keil, Augsburg
Davis Baird, Columbia, SC / USA
2007 Charlotte Bigg, Berlin
2008 Alison Morrison-Low, Edinburgh / Great Britain
2009 Jutta Schickore, Bloomington, Indiana / USA
2010 Henning Schmidgen, Berlin
2011 Matteo Valleriani, Berlin
2012 David Pantalony, Ottawa / Canada
2013 Marco Beretta, Bologna / Italy
2014 Cyrus Mody, Houston / USA
2015 Brian Gee, Leicester / UK (posthumously, ? 2009)
2016 Robert Anderson, Cambridge / UK
2017 Simon Schaffer, Cambridge / UK
2018 Anthony Turner, Le Mesnil le Roi / F
2019 Sara Schechner, Harvard, Cambridge / USA
2020 Simon Werrett, London / UK
2021 Liba Taub, Cambridge / UK

Foundation Advisory Board

Dr. Charlotte BIGG, Paris (Chair)
Prof. Helmuth TRISCHLER, Munich (German Museum)
Prof. Henning HOPF, Braunschweig (Former President)
Prof. Jürgen JANEK, Giessen (DBG representative)


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