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Janssen receives research award

Michel Janssen
Michel Janssen

Professor Michel Janssen has been elected the recipient of a Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Janssen was honored for his studies of the history of physics, especially the relativity and quantum revolutions in the early twentieth century.

The Humboldt Research Award is granted in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future. The Humboldt Foundation grants up to 100 Humboldt Research Awards annually.

In addition, Janssen has been invited to carry out research projects of his own choice in cooperation with specialist colleagues in Germany. Janssen was nominated for this award by Professor J├╝rgen Renn, Director at the Max Planck Institute for History of Science in Berlin, where Janssen is a regular visitor.