Alexander von Humboldt Professorship

Summary

The Alexander von Humboldt Professorship is an academic prize named after Alexander von Humboldt and awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation since 2008. The prize is intended to attract internationally leading scientists from abroad to Germany so that they can carry out top-level research there and strengthen Germany as a research location. The prize includes a permanent full professorship at the hosting university, plus 5 million euros for experimentally working scientists or 3.5 million euros for theoretically working scientists (in addition, the university is expected to provide matching funds). This makes it the most highly endowed research prize in Germany, and possibly world-wide. A maximum of ten Alexander von Humboldt Professorships can be awarded every year to researchers of all disciplines.[1] From 2020 to 2024, an additional six Humboldt Professorships in the field of artificial intelligence can be awarded each year.

Nominations are made by German universities, possibly in cooperation with research institutions. The award is financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research within the framework of the International Research Fund for Germany.

List of Alexander von Humboldt ProfessorshipsEdit

Previous laureates were:[2]

2009:

  • Oliver Brock (* 1969), German computer scientist
  • Piet Wibertus Brouwer (* 1971), Dutch theoretical solid state physicist
  • Gia Dwali (* 1964), Georgian particle physicist and cosmologist
  • Ulrike Gaul (* 1960), German developmental biologist
  • Norbert Langer (* 1958), German astrophysicist
  • Martin Bodo Plenio (* 1968), German quantum optician
  • Burkhard Rost (* 1961), German bioinformatician

2010:

  • Marc Levine (* 1952), US-American mathematician
  • Jürgen Margraf (* 1956), German psychologist
  • Gerard J. van den Berg (born 1962), Dutch economist
  • Philip van der Eijk (* 1962), Dutch classical philologist
  • Matthias Wessling (* 1963), German process engineer

2011:

  • Harald Clahsen (* 1955), German psycholinguist
  • David DiVincenzo (* 1959), American physicist
  • Brian Foster (* 1954), British elementary particle physicist
  • Gerhard Kramer (* 1970), Canadian-German communications engineer
  • Dirk Kreimer (* 1960), German theoretical physicist
  • Hannes Leitgeb (* 1972), Austrian philosopher and mathematician
  • Vahid Sandoghdar (* 1966), Iranian-American physicist
  • Alec Wodtke (* 1959), US-American chemist

2012:

  • Rolf Harald Baayen (* 1958), Dutch linguist
  • Friedrich Eisenbrand (* 1971), German mathematician (funding ended prematurely)
  • Jochen Guck (* 1973), German biophysicist
  • Hans-Arno Jacobsen (* 1969), German computer scientist
  • Robert Schober (* 1971), German engineer
  • Matthias Tschöp (* 1967), German physician
  • Michael Weiss (* 1955), German mathematician

2013:

  • Gregory Crane (* 1957), US-American classical philologist
  • Frank Fehrenbach (* 1963), German art historian
  • Michael Neil Forster (* 1957), US-American philosopher
  • Stephan Hartmann (* 1968), German philosopher of science
  • Michael Köhl (* 1975), German physicist
  • Oskar Painter (* 1972), Canadian physicist (funding ended prematurely)
  • Wolfram Ruf (* 1958), German medical doctor

2014:

  • Giuseppe Caire (* 1965), Italian information theorist
  • Emmanuelle Charpentier (* 1968), French immunobiologist
  • Stefanie Engel (* 1968), German environmental economist
  • Stuart Parkin (* 1955), British physicist
  • Andreas S. Schulz (* 1969), German mathematician
  • Jairo Sinova (* 1972), Spanish-US-American physicist
  • Hidenori Takagi (* 1961), Japanese physicist

2015:

  • Elisabeth Décultot (* 1968), French literary scholar
  • Harald Andrés Helfgott (* 1977), Peruvian mathematician
  • Sharon Jeanette Macdonald (* 1961), British ethnologist
  • Karen Radner (* 1971), Austrian Orientalist
  • Marja Timmermans (* 1964), plant geneticist

2016:

  • Till Winfried Bärnighausen (* 1969), German epidemiologist
  • Sven Bernecker (* 1967), German philosopher
  • William Crawley-Boevey (* 1960), British mathematician
  • Heinrich Jasper (* 1974), German molecular biologist
  • Tiffany Knight (* 1975), US ecologist and environmental researcher
  • Katrin Kogman-Appel (* 1958), Austrian Judaist
  • Judith Pfeiffer (* 1964), German Islamic scholar
  • Wolfgang Wernsdorfer (* 1966), German solid-state physicist

2017:

  • Largus T. Angenent (* 1969), Dutch environmental microbiologist
  • Peter Baumann (* 1969), German cell biologist
  • Jijie Chai (* 1966), Chinese structural biologist
  • James Conant (* 1958), US-American philosopher
  • Wolf-Bernd Frommer (* 1958), German plant molecular biologist
  • Ran Hirschl (* 1963), Israeli constitutional lawyer

2018:

  • Anne van Aaken (* 1969), German jurist and economist
  • Wil van der Aalst (* 1966), Dutch computer scientist
  • Bogdan Andrei Bernevig (* 1978), Romanian physicist
  • Marco Caccamo (* 1971), Italian computer scientist
  • Margaret C. Crofoot (* 1980), US biologist
  • Ewa Dąbrowska (* 1963), Polish linguist
  • Raul Fidel Tempone (* 1969), Italian-Uruguayan mathematician
  • Arno Rauschenbeutel (* 1971), German quantum optician and nuclear physicist
  • Guus F. Rimmelzwaan (* 1959), Dutch virologist and immunobiologist
  • Michael Sieweke (* 1963), German cell biologist

2019:

  • Malte Gather, German physicist
  • Anke Hoeffler, German economist and political scientist
  • Jens Meiler, German structural biologist
  • Alexandre Obertelli (* 1978), French nuclear physicist
  • Stefanie Petermichl (* 1971), German mathematician
  • Dietmar Schmucker, German neuroscientist
  • Henning Walczak (* 1966), German immunologist
  • Enrique Zuazua (* 1961), Spanish mathematician

2020:

  • NN

2021:

  • NN

2022:[3][4]

  • Catherina G. Becker, German neurobiologist
  • Matthias Doepke, economic theorist
  • Bas E. Dutilh, bioinformatics scientist
  • Holger Hoos, computer scientist
  • Stefanie Jegelka, computer scientist
  • Yaochu Jin, Chinese computer scientist
  • Jan Karlseder, molecular biologist
  • Markus Klute, German physicist
  • Sven Koenig, computer scientist
  • Sayan Mukherjee, Indian mathematician
  • Vincent C. Müller, philosopher
  • Kate Rigby, environmental humanities scholar
  • Joacim Rocklöv, Swedish epidemiologist
  • Suvrit Sra, mathematician
  • Radu Timofte, Romanian computer scientist
  • Angela Yu, neuroscientist

2023:[5]

  • Samarjit Chakraborty, computer scientist
  • Dirk Englung, pysicist
  • Hanna Kokko, bioinformatician
  • Tina Malti, clinical-developmental psychologist
  • Edvardas Narevicius, chemist
  • Thomas Südhof, neuroscientist
  • Heike Vallery, mechanical engineer
  • André Platzer, computer scientist
  • Thomas Strohmer, mathematician
  • Ingmar Weber, computer scientist

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "About the Humboldt Professorship". Alexander von Humboldt-Professur. Retrieved 2019-11-21.
  2. ^ "Preisträger Übersicht chronologisch". Alexander von Humboldt-Professur. Retrieved 2019-11-21.
  3. ^ "Top international scientists to strengthen research work in Germany". www.humboldt-foundation.de. Retrieved 2021-11-27.
  4. ^ "New Alexander von Humboldt Professors selected". www.humboldt-foundation.de. Retrieved 2021-11-26.
  5. ^ "New Alexander von Humboldt Professors selected". www.humboldt-foundation.de. Retrieved 2022-07-19.