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Max Born Medal and Prize recipients

Recipients of the Max Born Medal and Prize from the Institute of Physics and the German Physical Society.


2019

Professor Michael Coey, 
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
For the understanding and description of the magnetic properties of novel magnetic materials, including amorphous alloys, magnetic oxides, half-metals and hard magnetic materials, and for pioneering their use in devices.

Read more about Professor Michael Coey

2018

Professor Angel Rubio
Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Hamburg
For his sustained leadership in computational solid-state physics and for his predictions of materials properties at nanometer lengthscales and in low dimensions.

2017

Professor Carlos Frenk
Institute for Computational Cosmology, University of Durham
Through his ground-breaking numerical simulations, Professor Frenk has played a major role in proposing and establishing the Cold Dark Matter model, the current standard paradigm for the formation and evolution of all cosmic structure.

2016

Professor Christian Pfleiderer
Technische Universität München
For the discovery of skyrmion lattices in chiral magnets and their manipulation by electric currents.

2015

Professor Andrea Cavalleri
University of Oxford/Universität Hamburg
For his pioneering studies of the photo-induced phase transition in correlated electronic materials.

2014

Professor Dr Alexander I. Lichtenstein
University of Oxford/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