Karl Ziegler Prize

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Karl Ziegler Prize

The Karl Ziegler Prize is a German science award . With prize money of 50,000 euros (as of 2011) and a gold medal, it is one of the most highly endowed German awards in the field of chemistry .

The award winners should work in the fields of inorganic and organic chemistry , catalysis or polymer chemistry .

The Karl Ziegler Foundation was set up in 1993 as a dependent foundation at the Society of German Chemists and was made public in 1998 on the occasion of the 100th birthday of the namesake through the first foundation activities. The founder is Karl Ziegler’s daughter, Marianne Witte (1923–2012), who set up this foundation in memory of her father, the 1963 Nobel Prize winner , Karl Ziegler (1898–1973).

Before that, the prize had been awarded since 1975 by the Society of German Chemists in Organometallic Chemistry, sponsored by Hoechst AG and Hüls AG . This prize was last awarded in 1992. On the 100th birthday of Karl Ziegler, the Karl Ziegler Foundation took over the awarding of the award in 1998.

Prize winners before 1998

Prize winner of the Karl Ziegler Foundation

Web links

  1. Prizes and awards. In: wifo2019-aachen.de. Retrieved April 24, 2019 .