Dr Andreas Schulze awarded with Michelson prize
Schulze currently works at the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Peking University, China. The award is shared with Dr Eva-Theresa Pyl, who is honoured for her thesis in the field of molecular plant physiology.
The award was established in honour of the physicist and Nobel laureate Albert Abraham Michelson and his spearheading research results.
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The key areas of research at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) are cosmic magnetic fields and extragalactic astrophysics. A considerable part of the Institute's efforts aim at the development of research technology in the fields of spectroscopy, robotic telescopes, and e-science. The AIP is the successor of the Berlin Observatory founded in 1700 and of the Astrophysical Observatory of Potsdam founded in 1874. The latter was the world's first observatory to emphasize explicitly the research area of astrophysics. The AIP has been a member of the Leibniz Association since 1992.