Born medal recipients

2014
Prof. Dr. Alexander I. Lichtenstein
Universität Hamburg
For his outstanding contributions to the theory of magnetism and electronic correlations in real materials.


2013
Professor Max Klein
University of Liverpool
For fundamental experimental contributions to our understanding of the structure of protons using Deep Inelastic Scattering


2012
Professor Martin B. Plenio
Universität Ulm / Imperial College London
For his ground-breaking contributions to the theory of entanglement and its applications which have stimulated and guided the development of practical realisations of quantum information processing and the control of quantum dynamics.


2011
Professor Phillip Woodruff
University of Warwick
For his pioneering work in the development of experimental techniques for quantitative surface structure determination and their use in providing new insights into a range of surface phenomena.


2010
Professor Simon White
Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics
For his contributions to cosmology, galaxy development and the theory of Lambda Cold Dark Matter.


2009
Professor Robin Devenish
Oxford University
For his key role in determining the structure function of the proton and thereby extracting quark and gluon density distributions, which has led to substantial progress in the understanding of quantum chromodynamics.


2008
Professor Hagen Kleinert
Freie Universität Berlin
For his outstanding theoretical contributions to a wide range of fields, including condensed matter physics, quantum field theory and statistical physics.


2007
Alan Martin
Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology, Durham University
For his pioneering work in the understanding of the strong interaction, and particularly for his theoretical work on the internal structure of the proton.


2006
Dieter Bimberg
Technische Universität Berlin
For his excellent scientific contributions concerning the development, the understanding and the application of semiconductor nanostructures.


2005
Michael Finnis
Queen's University Belfast
For his contributions to materials physics, in particular the structure and thermodynamics of interfaces.


2004
Matthias Scheffler


2003
Brian Foster
University of Bristol
For his outstanding contributions to the study of quarks and leptons, in particular in experiments carried out at DESY, and for his visionary leadership of particle physics.


2002
Professor Siegfried Dietrich
Max Plank Institute for Metals Research
Professor Dietrich did very pioneering research in the area of surface critical phenomena, extending the field-theoretical version of renormalisation group theory to anisotropic and inhomogeneous situations as encountered at free surfaces and interfaces.


2001
Volker Heine


2000
Rolf-Dieter Felst


1999
John Bourke Dainton


1998
Gerhard Abstreiter


1997
Robin Marshall


1996
Jürgen Mlynek


1995
Michael H Key


1994
Wolfgang Demtrsder


1993
David Colin Hanna


1992
Joachim Heintze


1991
Gilbert G Lonzarich


1990
Ernst O Goebel


1989
Robin Williams


1988
Peter Armbruster


1987
Cyril Hilsum


1986
Josef Stuke


1985
George Richard Isaak


1984
Amand Faessler


1983
Andrew Keller


1982
Wolfgang Kaiser


1981
Cyril Domb


1980
Helmut Faissner


1979
John Brian Taylor


1978
Herbert Walther


1977
Walter Eric Spear


1976
Hermann Haken


1975
Trevor Simpson Moss


1974
Walter Greiner


1973
Roger Arthur Cowley