The Humboldt Prize, also known as the Humboldt Research Award, is an award given by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to internationally renowned scientists and scholars, and is currently valued at € 60,000 with the possibility of further support during the prize winner's life. Up to one hundred such awards are granted each year. Nominations must be submitted by established academics in Germany.
The award is named after the late Prussian naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt.
Past Winners in Biology include: Günter Blobel, Serge Daan, Daniel Gianola, Hendrikus Granzier, Bert Hölldobler, Sergej Nedospasov, Hans Othmer, Thomas Dyer Seeley, Günter P. Wagner, and Rüdiger Wehner.
Past Winners in Chemistry include: Anthony J. Arduengo III, Paul Josef Crutzen, Robert F. Curl, John Bennett Fenn, Walter Gilbert, Robert H. Grubbs, Narayan Hosmane, Jean-Marie Lehn, Rudolph Marcus, James Cullen Martin, Debashis Mukherjee, John Anthony Pople, Julius Rebek, Richard R. Schrock, Peter Schwerdtfeger, Oktay Sinanoğlu, Keisuke Suzuki, Thomas Zemb, and Ahmed H. Zewail.
Past Winners in Computer Science include: Michael Fellows, Leonid Levin
Past Winners in Economics include: Gerard Debreu, Hal Varian
Past Winners in Linguistics include: Matthew S. Dryer
Past Winners in Management include: Timothy M. Devinney
Past Winners in Mathematics include: Dmitri Anosov, Spencer J. Bloch, Victor Guillemin, Toshiyuki Kobayashi, Robert Langlands, Benoît Mandelbrot, Arnold Mandell, Grigory Margulis, John Milnor, Shayle R. Searle, Elias M. Stein, Anatoly Vershik, Ernest Borisovich Vinberg Shing-Tung Yau, and Marc Yor.
Past Winners in Medicine include: Fritz Albert Lipmann, Stanley B. Prusiner
Past Winners in Philosophy include: Colin Allen, Panagiotis Kondylis, Michael Friedman, Jeff Malpas, John Perry, R. Jay Wallace.
Past Winners in Physics include: Girish Agarwal, Nicolaas Bloembergen, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Steven Chu, Predrag Cvitanović, Hans Dehmelt, Durmus A. Demir, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Roy J. Glauber, Chris Greene, John L. Hall, Theodor W. Hänsch, Robert Hofstadter, Kyozi Kawasaki, Jihn E. Kim, Masatoshi Koshiba, Herbert Kroemer, Jagdish Mehra, Rabindra Mohapatra, Pran Nath, Holger Bech Nielsen, Hirosi Ooguri, Valery Pokrovsky, Alfred Saupe, Arthur L. Schawlow, Julian Schwinger, Clifford G. Shull, and Ching W. Tang.
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