Prof. Andrea Cavalleri and Dr. Melanie Schnell were awarded prizes of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities for their outstanding scientific works. They received the prizes during the Academy’s public anniversary.
CUI member PD Dr. Melanie Schnell was awarded the Academy Prize for Chemistry 2015 in recognition of her pioneering development of new methods to study the rotational spectra of state-selected molecules in extremely cold conditions. Melanie Schnell is the leader of the Max Planck Research Group Structure and Dynamics of Cold and Controlled Molecules. The prize is endowed with 2,500 euros.
The Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities annually awards prizes in the fields of biology, chemistry and physics to young, usually German researchers or researchers working in Germany for outstanding scientific work published in international journals.
CUI member Prof. Dr. Andrea Cavalleri received The Dannie Heineman Prize 2015 of the Minna-James-Heineman Foundation Hanover for his time-resolved measurements of light-induced phase transitions in highly correlated electron systems. Cavalleri is Director of the Max Planck Condensed Matter Dynamics department.
Since 1961, the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities every two years awards the Dannie Heineman Prize to a scientist who has recently published an outstanding paper on new and significant developments in science. Mainly research papers by younger researchers from all over the world in the field of natural sciences (mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology) are considered; however, also work from the humanities may be awarded.