Gaede Stiftung
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The GAEDE Prize, donated by Manfred Dunkel and sponsored by Leybold in Cologne, has been awarded annually since 1986. With this prize outstanding work in the areas of basic research and applications in the fields of

  • vacuum physics and technology
  • thin films
  • surface physics
  • materials and methods of solid state electronics
  • nanoscience and technology

are awarded.

The prize consists of a certificate, a model of Gaede’s molecular (air) pump from 1912 and a prize money of 10,000 euros. Considered are outstanding achievements of younger scientists who, at the time of the proposal, have not yet been offered a permanent employment position as an university professor or an analogous position in a research institution or in industry, and are generally less than 40 years old.

The research achievements to be awarded must be published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. In addition, reference may be made to recognized doctoral or habilitation papers or other evidence. In addition to nominations from third parties, self-nominations are also possible.

Further information on the submission can be found on the website of the German Physical Society

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