Newsletter 5/2012

Dear readers,
when the Humboldt Foundation welcomes its new fellows to its networking meetings in Germany, we like to draw their attention to the Nobel Prize winners in the Humboldt Network. Maybe some of the scientific talents present will also be destined for such distinction. Who knows? One thing we do know is that since 9 October, two further members of the Humboldt research network have been awarded the Nobel Prize for their academic achievements. We warmly congratulate Serge Haroche and David Wineland. Read more about this and other news from the “Humboldt Family” in our latest newsletter.

    Nobel Prize in Physics goes to Humboldtian

    The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation warmly congratulates Serge Haroche on receiving the Nobel Prize in Physics together with the American David Wineland. The two researchers were awarded the accolade for their work on quantum physics. This increases the number of Nobel laureates in the global Humboldt network of researchers to 49. more ...

  • First Anneliese Maier Research Award ceremony

    The first seven recipients of the Anneliese Maier Research Award were presented with their certificates by Federal Research Minister Annette Schavan in Heidelberg. more ...

  • Winners of Research Alumni Competition announced

    FU Berlin, the University of Cologne and TU München are victorious in the ideas competition “Research alumni of universities in Germany”. more ...

  • Frontiers of Research Symposia: German-Israeli programme extended until 2016

    The German-Israeli Frontiers of Humanities Programme (GISFOH), a joint venture of the Humboldt Foundation and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, will continue until 2016. The programme facilitates the organisation of an annual, several-day conference for some 50 outstanding German and Israeli junior researchers in the humanities. more ...

  • Ulrike Albrecht to chair Heidelberg University Council

    Ulrike Albrecht, head of the Humboldt Foundation’s Department of Strategy and External Relations, is assuming the chair of the University Council at Heidelberg University for the next three years. more ...

  • Lord of the Beans - why coffee drinking is a science

    These days, coffee isn’t just coffee anymore. How best to enjoy and market the pleasure-seeking society’s drug of choice has long since become a science. Kosmos meets an insider. more ...