Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize

Recognition and further incentive for top young researchers Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize

The Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize has been awarded to young researchers since 1977 in recognition of outstanding achievements. The prize, valued at 20,000 euros, is intended to assist the distinguished young researchers in further pursuing their scientific careers.

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The 2011 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize goes to: Dr. Moritz Kerz (27)

Faculty of Mathematics, University of Duisburg-Essen

Dr. Moritz Kerz, mathematician at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), is one of six new recipients of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize, the most important prize for young researchers in Germany. The decision was made by the Selection Committee of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).The prize will be awarded in Berlin on 9 May.

UDE press release (only in German)

The 2010 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize goes to: Dr.-Ing. Daniel Balzani (33)

Institute of Mechanics, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Duisburg-Essen

Daniel Balzani is among the top young German researchers in the field of mechanics, and with his independent profile and many contacts has already made a name for himself internationally. Particularly groundbreaking was his work on the development of a material model to describe the mechanical behaviour of arterial tissues. His findings are important not only for the optimisation of medical treatments, but also for general material theory.

UDE press release (only in German)

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