Johann Wempe Award
Oliver Gressel (holding the award certificate) at the Wempe award ceremony 2015.
In honour of Prof. Dr. Johann Wempe (1906 - 1980), the last director of the former Astrophysical Observatory of Potsdam (AOP), the AIP annually grants the Johann Wempe award, first awarded in 2000, to an outstanding scientist.
The award is financed from funds left in the will of Johann Wempe. It consists of a stipend of €2,500 per month to facilitate a research visit to the AIP of up to six months. The recipient may be either a promising young scientist who has already made notable achievements or a senior scientist, in recognition of his or her life's work. The recipient is expected to enrich the scientific life of the institute through a series of lectures in their area of expertise.
Applications and nominations for the Wempe award should be sent to the Scientific Chairman of the AIP:
Professor Matthias Steinmetz
Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam
An der Sternwarte 16
+++ Application and nomination materials should be submitted by December 15, 2015. +++