Prof. Dr. Gerhard Weikum receives Konrad-Zuse-Medal from the Gesellschaft für Informatik
Prof. Gerhard Weikum, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science, receives the Konrad Zuse Medal from the Gesellschaft für Informatik. He is being honored for his scientific contributions to database systems, performance optimization, information extraction from texts, and the automatic construction of large knowledge bases. The Konrad Zuse Medal is the highest award for computer science in Germany and is awarded every two years. more
Prof. Dr. Karsten Reuter is now part of the BiGmax Steering Committee
We are really happy to announce that Prof. Dr. Karsten Reuter is now part of the BiGmax project. He is a new Director at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin and will be FHI full-time starting August 1, 2020. more
Prof. Dr. Peter Benner elected to DFG Review Board for Mathematics
February 28, 2020
Prof. Dr. Peter Benner, Director at the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg and BiGmax co-chair was elected to the Review Board for Mathematics of the German Research Foundation (DFG) more
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize
December 5, 2019
The DFG revealed the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize winners for 2020. We are happy to announce that two of our scientists are among the top 10 winners of one of the most prestigious research award in Germany.
From left to right on the picture:
- Dr. Baptiste Gault (MPI for Iron Research, Düsseldorf), BiGmax Principal investigator.
- Prof. Dr. Markus Reichstein (MPI Biogeochemistry, Jena), BiGmax associate fellow. more
BiGmax in the press
November 21, 2019
Article in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on AI-based materials research, including BiGmax. more
“The metal industry is about to undergo one of the greatest upheavals in history”.
November 11, 2019
Professor Raabe talking about the metal industry, how to reduce the CO2 footprint, corrosion problem and other aspects of making the metal industry more sustainable. more
Körber Prize 2019 for Bernhard Schölkopf
September 13, 2019 Bernhard Schölkopf, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen and a BiGmax member, is honoured with the Körber Prize for European Science 2019. more
Lise Meitner Excellence Program award for Dr. Rossi
Dr. Mariana Rossi, physicist and BiGmax member was appointed from the Max Planck Society for Lise Meitner Group Leaders program on the basis of her impressive research successes to date and her demonstrably strong potential. more
More annual days of holiday for PhD students
March 22, 2019
In it meeting on 21 March 2019, the Executive Board decided to increase the number of vacation days for doctoral candidates with a funding agreement. They now receive the same number of days as employees covered by collective bargaining agreements, i.e. 30 vacation days. This applies retroactively to 1 January 2019 for all current and future contracts. more
Two awards for Dr. Goyal
March 22, 2019
Dr. Pawan Goyal, mathematician and member of the BiGmax received the GAMM prize (Dr.-Klaus-Koerper Award) for excellent dissertation in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics.
November 16, 2018

Dr. Goyal was also awarded the prize for the best Ph.D. thesis in 2018 from the Faculty of Mathematics at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg. more
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