Gothenburg Lise Meitner Prize goes to Werner Nahm

Professor Werner Nahm from the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies is awarded the 2012 Gothenburg Lise Meitner Prize at Chalmers and University of Gothenburg. He will accept the prestigious award during a ceremony at Chalmers on September 14.
Werner Nahm is being awarded the prize for his pioneering work as a leading name in the field of mathematical physics. Born in 1949, he has worked over the years at universities in Germany and the USA. He also has a background as an assistant professor at the CERN particle physics laboratory in Switzerland.

Since 2002, Werner Nahm has served as Professor and Director of the Department of Theoretical Physics at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies in Ireland.
 
The Gothenburg Lise Meitner Prize will be awarded for the seventh year in a row. It was instituted in memory of the nuclear physicist Lise Meitner, who in 1938 was forced to flee to Sweden from Berlin, where she had worked since 1907. She then continued her pioneering work in Stockholm during the next 20 years.
 
Lise Meitner spent Christmas 1938 in Kungälv, a small town just north of Gothenburg, and became the first to understand the phenomenon of nuclear fission. Together with her nephew Otto Frisch, she managed to explain the results that her close colleague, the chemist Otto Hahn, had sent to her from Berlin.
 
Werner Nahm has been awarded the Gothenburg Lise Meitner Prize for his pioneering and innovative research in mathematical physics which includes early studies on possible supersymmetric structures.
 
The award is presented by Chalmers First Vice President and Deputy Executive Officer, Professor Mats Viberg. Because of Lise Meitner's connection to Kungälv, the Chairman of Kungälv Municipality Elizabeth Mattsson (FP) will attend the ceremony.
 
After the ceremony, Professor Werner Nahm will present the annual Lise Meitner lecture entitled "Less well known ways the world will change." He will also attend a lunch-to-lunch Symposium on Mathematical Physics taking place on September 13-14.
 
Behind the Gothenburg Lise Meitner Prize stand the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences through the Nobel Committee for Physics and the Physics Centre of Gothenburg, which consists of the five physics departments at Chalmers and Göteborg University. The prize is also supported by Kungälv Municipality.
 
Date and Time >>>
Friday, September 14, at. 15:15 - Awards Ceremony followed by a lecture by Professor Werner Nahm
Location: Gustaf Dalén Hall, Chalmers University of Technology, Campus Johanneberg, Chalmers tvärgata 5
 
More information about the awards ceremony >>>
www.chalmers.se/gpc/EN/news/calendar/events/gothenburg-lise-meitner7728
 
More information about the symposium in Mathematical Physics September 13 to 14 >>>
www.chalmers.se/gpc/EN/news/articles/symposium-on

Published: Fri 14 Sep 2012.