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Hamburg Prize for Theoretical Physics 2017: Call for Nominations

Self-applications and nominations are now possible for The Hamburg Prize for Theoretical Physics 2017, which CUI and the Joachim Herz Stiftung will jointly award in the research areas of atoms, molecules, and quantum optics as well as condensed matter.

The award honors outstanding contributions of a highly accomplished international researcher with personal prize money of EUR 40,000. The prize will be presented during CUI’s International Symposium in November in Hamburg.

Previous awardees are

Prof. Maciej Lewenstein, ICFO Barcelona (2010)
Prof. Peter Zoller, Universität Innsbruck (2011)
Prof. Shaul Mukamel, University of California (2012)
Prof. Chris H. Greene, Purdue University (2013)
Prof. Antoine Georges, Collège de France, École Polytechnique, Universität Genf (2014)
Prof. Dr. Ignacio Cirac, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik (2015)
Prof. Dr. Mikhail Katsnelson, Radboud Universiteit (2016)

The prize winner is expected to interact with the research groups and especially with young researchers of the cluster (e.g. via lectures and seminars) during one or more visits to Hamburg. Additional funds will be available for these visits.

Please send nominations or self-applications until 31 March 2017 to:

Preiskomitee des Hamburger Preises für Theoretische Physik
z. Hd. Dr. Hans Behringer (
The Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging
Luruper Chaussee 149 – D-22761 Hamburg

Announcement 2017: pdf

The photo shows Katharina Fegebank, Second Mayor and Senator of Hamburg, during one of the prize ceremonies. Credit: Joachim Herz Stiftung, photographer: Andreas Klingberg