3 / 2022 // LEOPOLDINA / NEWS 13
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New Leopoldina award
More solar and wind power
The careers of academy members
Earlier this year , the Leopoldina called for nominations for its first-ever Greve Prize in partnership with the “ Hamburgische Stiftung für Wissenschaften , Entwicklung und Kultur Helmut und Hannelore Greve ”. The prize is awarded for outstanding achievements in the fields of „ Natural Sciences / Medicine “ and „ Technical Sciences “.
This year , the topic is „ Scientific Foundations of a Sustainable Energy Supply “. A long list of out standing scientific achievements were nominated for the EUR 250,000 prize money . The winner will be announced in October . The award ceremony will be held at the Town Hall of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg / Germany on Thursday , 17 November . ■ ART
With renewable energy set to account for the majority of Germany ’ s power supply before too long , photovoltaics and wind energy will be vital pillars of the energy supply . What ’ s more , the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine has proven that our renew able energy supply needs to be expand ed as quickly as possible .
In the statement entitled “ Wie kann der Ausbau von Photovoltaik und Windenergie beschleunigt werden ? ( How can we speed up the process of adding to the photovoltaic and wind power capacity ?)”, the academic project ESYS proposes twelve potential ways of overcoming the obstacles in order to pick up the pace . ■ AB
„ Ausbau von Photovoltaik und Windenergie “ ( German only )
Sandra Klos , research assistant at the Austrian Academy of Sciences has been awarded this year ’ s Johann- Lorenz-Bausch Fellowship by the Friends of the Leopoldina Academy . She has been examining CVs from the Leopoldina archives and library that were produced by academy members between 1870 and 1955 as part of a transnational comparison at the Centre for Science Studies in Halle ( Saale )/ Germany .
This research is part of the dissertation project on the careers of Austrian Academy of Sciences members that she has been working on since October 2020 through the Vienna Doctoral School of Historical and Cultural Stud ies .
Johann-Lorenz- Bausch Scholarship