Professor Dagmar Schäfer, Executive Director at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, is to receive the Leibniz Prize 2020. The most prestigious research award in Germany is given by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG) to “exceptional scientists and academics for their outstanding achievements in the field of research.”
Prof. Dr. Schäfer is one of ten prize winners chosen by the selection committee at the DFG, from a total of 114 nominees. She receives 2.5 million euros to be used for her research work over a period of seven years, according to her own ideas. The Leibniz Prize award ceremony will take place in Berlin on March 16, 2020.