The Hamburg Science Prize
of the Foundation “Hamburgische Stiftung für Wissenschaften, Entwicklung und Kultur Helmut und Hannelore Greve”
Since 2009 the Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg has conferred this Germany-wide prize in the name of the Foundation “Hamburgische Stiftung für Wissenschaften, Entwicklung und Kultur Helmut und Hannelore Greve”. The Foundation has generously endowed the prize of 100,000 euros. The Hamburg Science Prize thus amounts to the highest sum of any science prize awarded by a German Academy of Sciences.
Goals of the Hamburg Science Prize:
- Honouring outstanding achievements in research
- An incentive for future scientific work
- Attention to its research field
As well as honouring science, it also supports it: the prize money is intended to support further research activity. The candidate’s proposed use of the prize money is a deciding criterion when making the award. What is honoured is not a complete life’s work in science, but research that has proved its quality and at the same is a work in progress.
Outstanding scientific work in progress for human well-being
The prize is awarded every two years. The Germany-wide competition is generally based on a particular theme that can relate to all disciplines of natural and social science, technology and humanities.
- 2021 - "Künstliche Intelligenz in der Medizin"
Pricewinner Fabian Theis
- 2019 - "Angeborene seltene Erkrankungen"
Pricewinner Jutta Gärtner
- 2017 - "Energieeffizienz"
Pricewinner Xinliang Feng und Klaus Müllen
- 2015 - "Nanowissenschaften"
Pricewinner Roland Wiesendanger
- 2013 - "Demenzforschung"
Pricewinner Mathias Jucker
- 2011 - "Energieforschung"
Pricewinner Ferdi Schüth
- 2009 - "Infektionsforschung"
Pricewinner Stefan Ehlers