Executive Director Dagmar Schäfer Awarded Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2020
MPIWG Director Dagmar Schäfer has been awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2020. The most prestigious research award in Germany, the Leibniz Prize is given to “exceptional scientists and academics for their outstanding achievements in the field of research.” One of ten prize winners in 2020, Schäfer was chosen by the selection committee at the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG) from a total of 114 proposals. Each awardee receives 2.5 million euros to be used for their research work over a period of seven years, according to their own ideas. In this interview, Schäfer explains more about her research and how she intends to use the prize money.
Interview in German with English subtitles