Lichtenberg Medal

The Lichtenberg Medal (German: Lichtenberg-Medaille) is the highest award of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities, which it established in memory of the Göttingen scholar Georg Christoph Lichtenberg. Since 2004, it has been awarded annually (every two years from 2015) to "outstanding scientists who are respected by the public". The winner receives a gold medal and a certificate.

The Academy selects the laureate on the recommendation of either the Mathematical-Physical or the Philological-Historical Class. The right of nomination changes between the two classes.



  1. ^ "Lorraine Daston has received the Lichtenberg-Medaille by the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities". Retrieved 2019-12-08.
  2. ^ "Bestseller-Autorin wird mit der Lichtenberg-Medaille ausgezeichnet". 2019-05-17. Retrieved 8 December 2019.

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