Johann Wempe Award
In honour of Prof. Dr. Johann Wempe (1906 – 1980), the last director of the former Astrophysical Observatory of Potsdam (AOP), the AIP 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 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 their 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.