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.
Awarded in 2019: Elisabeth Newton
Awarded in 2017: Alice C. Quillen
Awarded in 2015: Oliver Gressel
Awarded in 2012: Thomas R. Ayres
Awarded in 2010: Yehuda Hoffman
Awarded in 2009: Matthias Rempel
Awarded in 2008: Kenneth C. Freeman
Awarded in 2005: Alexander Kosovichev
Awarded in 2004: Isabelle Baraffe and Gilles Chabrier
Awarded in 2002: Russell Cannon