Nobel Prizes 2021

This October the winners of the annual Nobel Prizes have been announced, and we are proud to say that not one but two of our MPG scientists have had the honor of receiving this coveted award.

Together with two other laureates Klaus Hasselmann shares this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics for:

“[…] groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex physical systems”

Hasselmann and Manabe laid the foundation of our knowledge of the Earth’s climate and how humanity influences it and are acknowledged for:

“[…] the physical modelling of Earth’s climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming”

Benjamin List
together with his co-laureat David MacMillen won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for:

“[…] the development of asymmetric organocatalysis”

They are credited with the invention of “an ingenious tool for building molecules” called organocatalysis, which has had a great impact on pharmaceutical research, and “has made chemistry greener”

Ill. Niklas Elmehed © Nobel Prize Outreach.
1. Klaus Hasselmann
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany
2. Benjamin List
Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany

You can find more information on this year’s Nobel Prices and the winners here.

Dahlem-Rundgang auf den Spuren der Nobelpreisträger

Die Dahlem-Rundgänge schließen die Saison mit einem Rundgang zur Würdigung der Dahlemer Nobelpreisträger:

Auf den Spuren der Nobelpreisträger
6. Oktober 2019 / 11 Uhr

Harnack-Haus, Ihnestr. 16-20, 14195 Berlin-Dahlem
5 Euro, 3 Euro ermäßig

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Physics Nobel Prize 2013

As already announced, the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2013 has been awarded to François Englert and Peter W. Higgs “for the theory of how particles acquire mass” (see Press Release). They published the theory independently of each other 1964 in Physical Review Letters (see PRL). In 2012, physicists at the CERN found the particle predicted by Higgs and his colleagues. See a video about The basics of the Higgs boson at YouTube.

Young Scientists meet with Nobel Laureates in Lindau

Nearly 600 young scientists from around the world have gotten the unique chance to participate in the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, taking place from 30 June – 5 July 2013. They are meeting 35 Nobel Laureates in lectures, discussion sessions and master classes. The scientific programme, dedicated to the Nobel Prize discipline of chemistry, include questions like “How does surface science contribute so solve global energy and environmental issues?”.

Find further information on the 2013 Lindau Meeting including videos and mini lectures at the Mediatheque:

Read blog posts and comments at the interactive forum of the Lindau Meetings.