The Humboldtian Benjamin List has been chosen to receive this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry. We sincerely congratulate him and are pleased about the 57th Nobel Prize in the Humboldt Network! The Humboldt Foundation sponsored Benjamin List through a Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship back in the late 1990s, shortly before he developed the form of catalysis for which he is now being recognised with the Nobel Prize.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently recommended the widespread use of a malaria vaccine among children for the first time. Sofja Kovalevskaja Research Award winner Faith Osier is also working on the development of a vaccine with her team at KEMRI-Wellcome Trust in Kenya. Find out more about her and her fight against malaria in Part 2 of our Science Selfies.
In addition: The latest issue of our Humboldt Kosmos magazine is now available. It takes a look at the complex challenges involved in modern science communication, asks how researchers deal with them and shows how good science communication can succeed.
And last, but not least: After a digital or analogue working day, turn your home into a concert hall and follow the opening ceremony and concerts of the Bonn Humboldt Award Winners' Forum on Beethoven’s cultural legacy via livestream starting 20 October!
You can read about this and other excellent research in this newsletter.