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Forschungszentrum Jülich - Annual Report 2011

34 Forschungszentrum Jülich | Annual Report 2011 4 Awards 1 | Recipient of the Nicholas Metropolis Award – Dr. Dmitry Fedosov. 2 | Honoured with the FRP.NRW Award – Dr. Marc von Hobe. 3 | Winner of the “365 Landmarks in the Land of Ideas” research competition – Prof. Dr. Gereon R. Fink. 4 | Acclaim for early simulations on supercomputers – Prof. Dr. Kurt Kremer. Dr. Dmitry Fedosov from the Institute of Complex Systems received the Nicho- las Metropolis Award from the American Physical Society (APS) for his doctoral thesis. The topic of his prize-winning thesis was the computer modelling of soft matter and blood flow. The APS presents this award annually to out- standing doctoral theses in the field of computational physics. The award is en- dowed with $ 1,500. The awardee is invited to present their work at the APS annual March meeting in Dallas, where they also receive their certificate. Dr. Marc von Hobe from the Institute of Energy and Climate Research and his project management team received the FRP.NRW Award in recognition of their work in the RECONCILE project on the consequences of climate change for the stratosphere and the ozone layer. Sci- ence Minister Svenja Schulze presented the award endowed with € 90,000 in Düsseldorf. The other winners who shared the award were Prof. Sabina Je- schke from RWTH Aachen University and Prof. Christian Rehtanz from TU Dortmund. The prize was awarded for the first time in April 2011 and pays trib- ute to the involvement of researchers from North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) in European research programmes. Prof. Dr. Gereon R. Fink from the Insti- tute of Neuroscience and Medicine re- ceived a further education award at the annual general meeting of the German Society for Clinical Neurophysiology and Functional Imaging (DGKN). The DGKN general assembly also elected him as president of the society 2011/2012. In addition, Prof. Fink and the Max Planck Institute for Neurological Research were joint winners of the “365 Landmarks in the Land of Ideas” competition. They re- ceived the accolade for innovative imag- ing techniques, which make stem cells visible in the living brain. Under the pa- tronage of the German President, the competition is run by the “Germany – Land of Ideas” initiative in cooperation with Deutsche Bank. Prof. Dr. Kurt Kremer, former solid- state researcher at Jülich, and Gary S. Grest from Sandia National Laborato- ries in Albuquerque were jointly award- ed the Polymer Physics Prize by the American Physical Society (APS) in spring 2011. The APS paid tribute to work on one of the first supercomput- ers at Forschungszentrum Jülich in the late 1980s and early 1990s, referring to the pioneering contribution that estab- lished numerical simulation as a tool on equal footing with experiment and theo- ry in the field of polymer science. The highly coveted APS award is worth $10,000 and is donated by the Dow Chemical Company. 1 2 3 4