Gothenburg Lise Meitner Award

Gothenburg Lise Meitner Award is awarded by the Gothenburg Physics Centre to a scientist who made a breakthrough discovery in physics. The prize was established in 2006 by the Department of Physics at University of Gothenburg and holds the honor (!), EUR 3000 and a work of art with an engraved plaque. In conjunction with the award ceremony the laureate holds a lecture.
Lise Meitner was a researcher in Berlin from 1907 to 1938 , when she was forced to flee to Sweden , where she came to work for 20 years. As a woman she was initially not allowed in the laboratories where men worked and later she had a hard time getting a regular academic position . With these qualifications , she was still one of the leading nuclear physicists in the world. After her escape to Sweden , she was the first to understand nuclear fission when she during a stay in Kungälv Christmas in 1938 , along with her nephew Otto Frisch, could explain the results that Otto Hahn , her colleagues in Berlin, sent her.
The Gothenburg Lise Meitner Award is not  only about awarding well merited physisists, but also to enrich the scientific environment in Gothenburg.

Gothenburg Lise Meitner Award 2016 

Klaus Blaum received the award and gave his Lise Meitner lecture at Chalmers September 29, 2016. The award was handed over by Pam Fredman, Vice Chancellor of the University of Gothenburg.
Previous Gothenburg Lise Meitner Award Laureates

2015 Ivan Schuller
2014 Ewine F. van Dishoeck
2013 Mildred Dresselhaus

2012 Werner Nahm

2010/11 Stefan W. Hell

2009 Renata Kallosh

2008 I. K. Yanson

2007 Pierre Ramond
2006 Robert Marc Friedman

This event is supported by the municipality of Kungälv.


Published: Tue 14 Jan 2014. Modified: Fri 16 Dec 2016