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Körber Prize for Bernhard Schölkopf

  • 07.12.2019 | Awards

    Bernhard Schölkopf receives the Körber Prize for European Science.

    Hector Fellow Bernhard Schölkopf receives the one million euro Körber Prize for European Science. On June 26, 2019, the Körber Foundation announced in Hamburg that the physicist, mathematician and computer scientist had made a major contribution with his mathematical methods to helping artificial intelligence (AI) reach its latest heights. At the announcement of the award ceremony, the foundation further explained that Schölkopf had achieved worldwide renown with so-called Support Vector Machines (SVM). SVM are algorithms with which computers can perform complicated AI calculations quickly and precisely. He has thus established central methods for machine learning from which applications in biology, medicine, economics, social sciences and numerous other fields benefit.

    Every year, the Körber Prize for European Science honours outstanding individual scientists working in Europe for their promising research work. The prize is awarded to excellent and innovative research approaches with high application potential on the way to international recognition. The Körber Prize will be presented to Bernhard Schölkopf on September 13 in Hamburg's City Hall. On the occasion of its 60th anniversary, the Foundation has increased the prize endowment from 750,000 to one million euros.

    Congratulations to Bernhard Schölkopf!

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