Hector Science Award
Since 2009 the Hector Foundation II, founded by Dr. h.c Hans-Werner and Josephine Hector, a married couple, annually awards professors from German universities and research institutions with the Hector Science Award of 150,000 €.
The award recognizes
- outstanding research achievements in the STEM fields,
- commitment to teaching and promoting young scientists as well as
- an overall contribution in advancing the discipline and/or their own institution/university.
The awardees are appointed “Hector Fellows” and become members of the Hector Fellow Academy.
On October 1, Peter Gumbsch was appointed chairman of the Fraunhofer Group MATERIALS.
Hector Fellow Antje Boetius receives the Federal Cross of Merit.
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