Oliver Gressel receives Johann Wempe award by the Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik – University of Copenhagen

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17 September 2015

Oliver Gressel receives Johann Wempe award by the Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik

In honour of Prof. Dr. Johann Wempe (1906 - 1980), the last director of the former Astrophysical Observatory of Potsdam (AOP), the Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik at Potsdam annually 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 of €2,500 per month 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.