Prof. Dr. E.K.U. Gross, director of the Theory Department, has been awarded -jointly with Prof. David Ceperley, University of
Illinois at Urbana Champaign- the Berni J. Alder CECAM Prize 2016 for their "ground-breaking contributions to the modern
field of electronic structure calculations".
The prize is awarded every three years for outstanding contributions to the field of computer simulations in condensed matter
physics/chemistry, statistical physics and physical chemistry. It is the most prestigious European prize in this field of research.
The prize money is 5000 Euros.
Prof. Dr. E.K.U. Gross, director of the Theory Department, has won the 2016 Tsungming Tu Award. With a prize money of
75,000 USD, this is the highest academic honor granted by the Taiwanese Ministry of Science and Technology once a year to
international researchers for outstanding academic achievements. Prof. Gross received this distinction for his development of time-dependent density functional theory.
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation honors Mazhar Ali with one of the highest endowed science awards in Germany, the 2016 Sofja Kovalevskaja Award.