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Peter Hegemann receives the Rumford Prize

  • 04.11.2019 | Awards

    Peter Hegemann is awarded the Rumford Prize by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

    On April 11, 2019, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences awarded Peter Hegemann the Rumford Prize 2018 for outstanding achievements in the invention and refinement of optogenetics in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Together with him, five other scientists were honoured: Ernst Bamberg (Frankfurt/Main), Ed Boyden (Cambridge), Karl Deisseroth (Stanford), Gero Miesenböck (Oxford), and Georg Nagel (Würzburg).

    The Rumford Prize is one of the oldest prizes in the USA and has been awarded since 1839. The Rumford Prize honours achievements in physics, especially in the fields of heat and light. This is one of eleven prizes awarded by the American Acamdey of Arts and Sciences.

    Congratulations to Peter Hegemann!

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