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 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.
Please find here the call for nominations and applications for the Wempe Award 2021.
Wempe award recipients
Awarded in 2015: Oliver Gressel
Awarded in 2014: Brent Tully
Awarded in 2012: Thomas R. Ayres
Awarded in 2010: Yehuda Hoffman
Awarded in 2009: Matthias Rempel
Awarded in 2008: Kenneth C. Freeman
Awarded in 2007: Ignasi Ribas
Awarded in 2006: Eva Grebel
Awarded in 2005: Alexander Kosovichev
Awarded in 2004: Isabelle Baraffe and Gilles Chabrier
Awarded in 2002: Russell Cannon
Awarded in 2001: Tom Abel