Professor Klaus Blaum receives prestigious award

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Prof Dr Klaus Blaum (© Stefanie Aumiller / Max-Planck-Gesellschaft)

A press release has gone out by the German Physical Society to announce that Prof Dr Klaus Blaum, Director at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, will be awarded the Otto Hahn Prize 2021. This Prize is awarded to promote science in particular in the fields of chemistry, physics and applied engineering by recognizing outstanding scientific achievements and is awarded every two years. The award is endowed with €50,000 and is jointly borne by the City of Frankfurt am Main, the Society of German Chemists (GDCh) and the German Physical Society (DPG). The award ceremony will take place on 5 November in Frankfurt, Germany.

The MPI for Nuclear Physics is one of the partners in the AVA Network and Klaus Blaum has been one of the supervisors for AVA Fellow Markus Wiesinger who conducts his research on Sympathetic Cooling of Antiprotons there.

Klaus Blaum has already been awarded with numerous prizes for his ground-breaking research and last year he was appointed Vice President of the Max Planck Society Chemistry, Physics and Technology Section. Blaum and his group have developed a large number of sophisticated techniques and often only carry out the experiments on individual particles at the lowest temperatures. Using brilliant ideas and extraordinary experimentation skills, he combines sophisticated techniques from atomic, nuclear and accelerator physics. Blaum has published his scientific results in more than 450 scientific articles in the leading and internationally recognized physics journals. He is one of the world's most productive and most cited researchers in the field of precision physics and measurement technology.

Read the full press release (in German) by the German Physical Society here.