Werner von Siemens Ring

The Werner von Siemens Ring (in German orthography, Werner-von-Siemens-Ring) is one of the highest awards for technical sciences in Germany.[1]

It has been awarded from 1916 to 1941 and since 1952 about every three years by the foundation Stiftung Werner-von-Siemens-Ring. The foundation was established on 13 December 1916 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Werner von Siemens. It is located in Berlin and is traditionally managed by the Deutscher Verband Technisch-Wissenschaftlicher Vereine (DVT) (English: German Federation of Technical and Scientific Associations). Before 1960, the name of the award had been simply Siemens Ring (German Siemens-Ring or Siemensring).[2]

The award is presented as a golden ring with emeralds and rubies depicting the leaves and fruit of laurel, placed in an individually crafted cassette carrying the portrait of Werner von Siemens and the dedication to the recipient.

According to the statutes, patron of the foundation council is the President of Germany, and the President of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt is the foundation council's executive chairman. The council votes on the recipients. Members of the council are the bearers of the ring and representatives of the member scientific and technical societies.

RecipientsEdit

Source: Werner von Siemens Ring Foundation[3]

Year Recipient(s)
1916 Carl von Linde
1920 Carl Auer von Welsbach
1924 Carl Bosch
1927 Oskar von Miller
1930 Hugo Junkers
1933 Wolfgang Gaede
1937 Fritz Todt
1941 Walther Bauersfeld
1952 Hermann Röchling
1956 Jonathan Zenneck
1960 Otto Bayer, Walter Reppe, Karl Ziegler
1964 Fritz Leonhardt, Walter Schottky, Konrad Zuse
1968 Karl Küpfmüller, Joachim Siegfried Meurer [de]
1972 Ludwig Bölkow, Karl Winnacker [de]
1975 Wernher von Braun, Walter Bruch
1978 Rudolf Hell
1981 Hans Scherenberg
1984 Fritz Peter Schäfer
1987 Rudolf Schulten
1990 Artur Fischer
1993 Eveline Gottzein
1996 Carl Adam Petri
1999 Dieter Oesterhelt [de]
2002 Jörg Schlaich
2005 Berthold Leibinger
2008 Bernard Meyer (entrepreneur) (de) (see: Meyer Werft), for his contributions in shipbuilding[4]
2011 Hermann Scholl [de], Manfred Fuchs
2015 Martin Herrenknecht
2017 Hasso Plattner, Joachim Milberg
2020 Jens Frahm

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stemmler, Gunter Der Ehrenring – eine junge Auszeichnung, in: Herold-Jahrbuch, n.s. 16, 2011, pp. 231–258, see pp. 236–7.
  2. ^ Website of the Foundation Werner-von-Siemens-Ring
  3. ^ http://siemens-ring.de/#ringtraeger
  4. ^ Bernard Meyer

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