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09/02/13

Alois Fürstner receives Karl Ziegler Prize of the German Chemical Society

Alois Fürstner receives Karl Ziegler Prize of the German Chemical Society

Prof. Dr. Alois Fürstner, director at the Max Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim, received this year’s Karl Ziegler Prize of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh). The ceremony took place at the Wissenschaftsforum Chemie in Darmstadt in September. Prof. Barbara Albert, president of the GDCh, gave the laudation.

According to the GCDh Alois Fürstner is the perfect awardee because he is among the most renowned organic and metal-organic chemists with an international standing. The GDCh states that he earned his reputation especially in the field of catalysis. The GDCh underlines that Alois Fürstner is often cited by colleagues, that he is a sought-after lecturer and an appreciated advisor. 

The Karl Ziegler Prize is endowed with 50.000 Euro and comes with a Gold medal. It is among the most renowned awards for chemists in Germany. Prof. Manfred Reetz, former director at the institute, also received it.
 
(Picture: Bernd Wannenmacher)