"The award serves to promote science, especially in the fields of chemistry,
Physics and applied engineering
through the recognition of outstanding scientific achievements.
This is also connected with the intention of making the responsibility of science for society clear. "
The Otto Hahn Prize is jointly awarded every two years by the City of Frankfurt a. M., the German Physical Society (DPG) and the German Chemical Society (GDCh). The GDCh works together with the other member societies of the German Central Committee for Chemistry (DZfCh).
The prize has been awarded since 2005 and is a merger of the former Otto Hahn Prize of the City of Frankfurt, the Otto Hahn Prize for Physics and Chemistry of the DPG and the GDCh, which was established in 1953.
Renowned physicists and chemists alternate with the award. It is endowed with ? 50,000. Half of which is financed by the City of Frankfurt and a quarter each by the companies involved. The award ceremony will take place in the Pauls Church in Frankfurt.
Professor Klaus Blaum received the Otto Hahn Award 2021 for pioneering experiments and precision measurements in the field of particle, nuclear and atomic physics. With brilliant experimentation, creative ideas and the highest motivation of his team, he has repeatedly succeeded in achieving world records for accuracy in determining the properties of elementary building blocks of matter, such as the mass of the electron, the proton and the deuteron. His fundamental contributions contribute to expanding the limits of our knowledge and sharpen the criteria for the current physical world view.
|2021||Klaus Blaum, Heidelberg||physics|
|2019||Martin Jansen, Stuttgart||chemistry|
|2017||Karsten Danzmann, Hanover||physics|
|2015||Jürgen Troe, Göttingen||chemistry|
|2013||Ferenc Krausz, Munich||physics|
|2011||Manfred Reetz, Mülheim ad Ruhr and Marburg||chemistry|
|2009||Stefan Heil, Göttingen||physics (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014)|
|2007||Gerhard Ertl, Berlin||Chemistry (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2007)|
|2005||Theodor W. Hänsch, Munich||physics (Nobel Prize in physics 2005)|
|2003||Helmut Schwarz, Berlin|
|2000||Hans Christoph Wolf, Stuttgart|
|1998||Dieter Oesterheit, Martinsried|
|1989||Rudolf Hoppe, Gießen|
|1986||Heinz Maler-Leibnitz, Munich|
|1979||Rolf Huisgen, Munich|
|1974||Friedrich Hund, Göttingen|
|1967||Georg Wittig, Heidelberg|
|1965||Erich Hückel, Marburg|
|1962||Manfred Eigen, Göttingen|
|1959||Hans Meerwein, Marburg|
Lise Meitner, Stockholm / Sweden
Heinrich Wieland, Starnberg
The winners are selected by a Board of trustees made up of eight members. Four members belong to the city of Frankfurt (Lord Mayor, City Councilor, Head of Cultural Affairs, University President) and two each name the boards of GDCh and DPG.
A selection committee prepares a proposal for the Board of trustees in advance:
Prof. Herbert WALDMANN (lead, Otto Hahn Prize Board of trustees )
Prof. Barbara ALBERT (Otto Hahn Prize Board of trustees )
Prof. Jürgen GAUß, Mainz
Prof. Katharina LANDFESTER, MPI Mainz
Prof. Joachim SAUER, TU Berlin
Prof. Benjamin LIST, MPI Mülheim
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