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Medals of Merit

These medals are awarded by the Presidium “for exceptional service to the ideals and good of the Academy”, and bear the portrait and name of the recipient. The medals have been awarded at irregular intervals since 1961. Thirty-two medals have been presented over the past 50 years to distinguished figures such as physicist Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker (1982) and biochemist Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker (2009).

Medal of Merit for Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker

Medal of Merit for Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker

Year Laureate City Discipline
2016 Bärbel Friedrich (born 1945) Greifswald Mikrobiologie
2014 Philipp U. Heitz (born 1939) Au Pathologie
2013 Rudolf K. Thauer (born 1939) Marburg Mikrobiologie/Immunologie
2011 Eberhard Hofmann (born 1930) Biochemie und Biophysik
2009 Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker (born 1941) Strasbourg (F) Humangenetik und Molekulare Medizin
2007 Werner Goebel (born 1939) Würzburg Mikrobiologie
2007 Johannes Eckert (born 1931) Zurich Veterinärmedizin
2003 Ernst Kern (1923 - 2014) Würzburg Chirurgie
2003 Eugen Seibold (1918 - 2013) Freiburg (Br.) Geologie
2001 Theodor Hiepe (born 1929) Berlin Veterinärmedizin
1999 Werner Köhler (born 1929) Jena Mikrobiologie
1998 Alfred Schellenberger (born 1928) Biochemie/Biophysik
1997 Gottfried Geiler (born 1927) Leipzig Pathologie
1995 Leopold Schmetterer (1919 - 2004) Vienna Mathematik
1993 Hans-Albrecht Freye (1923 - 1994) Anthropologie
1990 Helmut Rennert (1920 - 1994) Psychiatrie
1987 Horst Sackmann (1921 - 1993) Physikal. Chemie
1982 Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker (1912 - 2007) Söcking Physik
1982 Karlheinz Sommer (1907 - 1989) Berlin Gynäkologie
1980 Rudolf Käubler (1904 - 1989) Geographie
1978 Georg Uschmann (1913 - 1986) Jena Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften/Medizin
1978 Adolf Butenandt (1903 - 1995) Munich Biochemie/Biophysik
1977 Joachim-Hermann Scharf (1921 - 2014) Anatomie
1974 Günter Bruns (1914 - 2003) Jena Pathologie
1971 Horst Hanson (1911 - 1978) Biochemie/Biophysik
1966 Hans Hermann Weber (1896 - 1974) Tübingen Physiologie
1962 Erwin Reichenbach (1897 - 1973) Stomatologie

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