Hall of Fame der deutschen Forschung (German Research Hall of Fame)
About the award
The award Hall of Fame der deutsche Forschung was established in 2009 by manager magazin. Since 2015, manager magazin and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany jointly present this award with the intention to improve the connection between science and industry in Germany. The Hall of Fame der deutschen Forschung provides a platform to demonstrate and highlight the scientific achievements to the broader public.
2019 Award Ceremony
Award ceremony for the 2019 German Researach Hall of Fame showing the contribution of Karsten Danzmann. Photocredit: Thomas Rosenthal for manager magazin.
Laudation for Karsten Danzmann, 2019 laureate
Laudatory speaker and physicist Herbert Welling highlighting the scientific contribution of 2019 laureate Karsten Danzmann. Photocredit: Thomas Rosenthal for manager magazin.
2019 Award Ceremony
The Presentation of the 2019 Hall of Fame of German Research and the elegant dining party hosting several former laureates. Photocredit: Thomas Rosenthal for manager magazin.
Franz-Ulrich Hartl, 2018 laureate
2018 recipient Franz-Ulrich Hartl (left center) is presented his award by CEO of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Stefan Oschmann (right center), biochemist Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker (right) and editor-in-chief of the manager magazin, Martin Noé (left). Photocredit: Bert Bostelmann for manager magazin
Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker, 2017 laureate
Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker is one of the 2017 Hall of Fame award recipients who along with his academic achievements has co-founded and developed the "Biotech Valley" in Martinsried, Upper Bavaria. Photocredit: Wolfgang von Brauchitsch for the manager magazin
August-Wilhelm Scheer, 2017 laureate
One of the 2017 Hall of Fame of German Research recipients - August-Wilhelm Scheer - who received the award for the development of a software architecture that made the digital management of all business processes of a company possible. Photocredit: Wolfgang von Brauchitsch for the manager magazin
Jens Frahm, 2016 laureate
Stefan Oschmann, is handing over the 2016 Hall of Fame award to laureate Jens Frahm. From left: Steffen Klusmann (Manager Magazin editor-in-chief), Jens Frahm, Thomas Oppermann, Stefan Oschmann (CEO of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany). Photocredit: Wolfgang von Brauchitsch for the manager magazin.
Franz Pischinger, 2016 laureate
The CEO of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Stefan Oschmann (right), is handing over the 2016 Hall of Fame award to laureate Franz Pischinger (left center) together with editor-in-chief of the manager magazin, Steffen Klusmann (left). Photocredit: Wolfgang von Brauchitsch for the manager magazin.
List of Award Winners
|2019||Karsten Danzmann||Max-Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics||High-precision lasers for the detection of gravitational waves.|
|2018||Franz-Ulrich Hartl||Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry||Discovery of chaperone and their function in spatial protein folding and research in approaches and pharmaceutical agents against defect protein folding.|
|2017||August-Wilhelm Scheer||University Saarland||Development of a software architecture that made the digital management of all business processes of a company possible on a broad basis. Furthermore, Scheer is founder of multiple companies.|
|Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker||Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich||Co-founder of Biotech-Valley and an instrumental person in German universities and institutes due to his positions as president of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and Founding Secretary General of the European Research Council (ERC).|
|2016||Jens Frahm||Max-Planck Society||
Development of fast nuclear spin examination procedures in medical diagnostics.
|Franz Pischinger||RWTH Aachen||Improvement of the emission control of petrol and diesel engines.|
|2015||Gerhard Ertl||Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck-Society||Basis for technical exhaust emission purification in internal combustion engines. Nobel laureate of 2007.|
|Manfred Weck||RWTH Aachen||Further development of automatic turning, milling and drilling. Resulting increase in productivity in the metalworking industry and the German mechanical engineering.|
|2014||Stefan Hell||Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry|
|Ludwig Pohl||Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany|
|2013||Klaus von Klitzing||Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research|
|Hans-Jörg Bullinger||Fraunhofer Society for the Advancement of Applied Research|
|2012||Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard||Max-Planck-Institute for Developmental Biology|
|Axel Ullrich||Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry|
|2011||Theodor W. Hänsch||Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich|
|Joachim Milberg||German Academy of Science and Engineering (Acatech)|
|2010||Manfred Eigen||Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Research|
|Harald zur Hausen||German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)|
|Günter Spur||TU Berlin|
|Karl Ziegler||Max-Planck-Institute for Coal Research|
|2009||Karlheinz Brandenburg||Ilmenau University of Technology|
|Peter Grünberg||Jülich Research Centre|
|Werner Heisenberg||Max-Planck-Institute for Physics|
|Feodor Lynen||Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry (former: Cell Chemistry)|
The award is administered by manager magazin.
- Number of Laureates: 2 per year
- Cycle: Annual
Prof. Dr. Klaus Griesar
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