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09/02/2019 11:53

Presentation of the Körber Prize 2019

Julian Claaßen Pressereferat

    Bernhard Schölkopf to receive the Körber Prize at Hamburg City Hall on 13 September

    The German physicist, mathematician and computer scientist Bernhard Schölkopf is to receive the 2019 Körber European Science Prize, endowed with 1,000,000 euros. The researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen has developed mathematical methods that have made a major contribution to artificial intelligence (AI) reaching its most recent heights. Schölkopf has achieved worldwide renown with support-vector machines.

    You are cordially invited to the

    Presentation of the Körber European Science Prize 2019
    on Friday, 13 September 2019, 10.00 to 11.30 am,
    Great Festival Hall of Hamburg City Hall,
    Rathausmarkt 1, 20095 Hamburg

    • Words of welcome from Dr. Peter Tschentscher, First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
    • Words of welcome from Dr. Lothar Dittmer, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Körber Foundation
    • Ranga Yogeshwar, science journalist, in conversation with Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schölkopf; film
    • Ranga Yogeshwar in conversation with Prof. Dr. Martin Stratmann, President of the Max Planck Society and Chairman of the Körber Prize Trustee Committee
    • Presentation of the certificate by Prof. Dr. Martin Stratmann and Dr. Lothar Dittmer

    We would be delighted to welcome you to the presentation ceremony. If you are accredited by Hamburg City Hall, registration is not necessary. Otherwise, and if you have any questions or are interested in an interview, please contact Julian Claaßen, Körber Stiftung Press and Communications Officer:, telephone: +49 (0)40 - 808 192 233.

    Interview appointments
    Interviews with the prize winner Bernhard Schölkopf are possible by arrangement directly before the ceremony or in the afternoon.

    Prof. Dr. Martin Stratmann, Chairman of the Körber Prize Trustee Committee and Prof. Dr. Sir John O'Reilly, Chairman of the Search Committee Physical Science are also available for interviews.

    Körber Lecture
    On 12 September 2019 at 4 pm Bernhard Schölkopf will give a Körber Lecture entitled "Organizing principles underlying artificial intelligence" in lecture hall H1 of the University of Hamburg, Department of Mathematics, Geomatikum, Bundesstr. 55, 20146 Hamburg. You are also cordially invited to attend this event.

    At 1,000,000 euros, the Körber European Science Prize is one of the most highly endowed research prizes. Every year since 1985, the Körber Foundation has awarded this prize for a major breakthrough in the life or physical sciences in Europe.

    Press contact
    Julian Claaßen
    Körber Stiftung
    Tel.: +49 (0)40 – 80 81 92 233 / mobile: +49 (0)151 – 73 00 52 86

    Contact for scientific information:

    Matthias Mayer
    Head of Department Science
    Phone +49 40 80 81 92 - 143

    More information: Vita Bernhard Schölkopf photos Bernhard Schölkopf Livestream of the presentation ceremony

    Criteria of this press release:
    Information technology, Mathematics, Physics / astronomy
    transregional, national
    Contests / awards, Press events


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