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Call for nominations for Ernst Haage Prize

The Max Planck Institutes in Mülheim, together with the Ernst Haage Foundation, are again awarding the Ernst Haage Prize for Chemistry. The award is aimed at talented young scientists with a PhD who are currently working at a German research institution or university. More information on the call for nominations can be found if you follow the link.

Dr. Josep Cornellà receives Germany's most important award for young scientists

March 12, 2021
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research have announced the recipients of their most important prize for young scientists in Germany, the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz award. Dr. Josep Cornellà, who heads the “Sustainable Catalysis for Organic Synthesis” group at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, is one of the award winners.


Committed to the Dialogue between Politics and Science

April 21, 2021

Frank Neese is a New Member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts

MPI für Kohlenforschung MPI has developed exciting scavenger hunt with Actionbound app on the history of the institute and its research

April 12, 2021

Actionbound "Auf den Spuren der Kohlenforscher" can be played by all interested parties 

Call for nominations for the Ernst Haage Prize for Chemistry

April 07, 2021

Since 2006, the Ernst Haage Prize awards young scientists for outstanding achievements in the field of chemical science and promotes particularly young academics. The Ernst Haage-Foundation awards the prize which is endowed with € 7,500.

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