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ETH Zurich is home to many high-calibre scientists working diligently in their specialist fields. The numerous honours and awards that ETH researchers receive for their scientific work shows just how successful they are.

Honours and prizes in ETH News


Revealing how neurons communicate

The ETH spinoff MaxWell Biosystems AG develops microelectrode platforms for electrophysiological tests on nerve cells, opening up new possibilities for pharmaceutical research. Now, the company received CHF 130,000 in starting capital from the Venture Kick initiative Read more 

The latest honours and prizes

26.05.2017 | D-MATH | Research awards

ETH-ITS Senior Fellow Claire Voisin receives the Shaw prize 2017

Claire Voisin, of the Collège de France, currently Senior Fellow at the ETH Institute for Theoretical Studies, receives the 2017 Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences. She shares the prize with János Kollár, of Princeton University. Read more 

12.05.2017 | Research awards

Michele Parrinello Wins the Dreyfus Prize

Michele Parrinello, Professor at the D-CHAB, has won the 2017 Dreyfus Prize, conferred this year in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry. Parrinello is the first recipient of the award in the Chemical Sciences outside of the United States. Read more 

09.05.2017 | Research awards

Sustainable Energy Award 2017 for Prof. Pérez-Ramírez

The Sustainable Energy Award is given biennally by the Royal Society of Chemistry for sustainable research on chemicals and fuels from renewable energy sources. This year's award goes to Prof. Pérez-Ramírez from the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences (D-CHAB). Read more 

12.04.2017 | D-MATH | Lectureships and honours

Honorary Doctorate for Paul Embrechts

Cass Business School of the City, University of London has awarded Professor Paul Embrechts with the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science. Read more 

05.04.2017 | D-PHYS | Research awards

2017 MERAC Prize to Kevin Schawinski

The 2017 MERAC Prize of the European Astronomical Society for the Best Early Career Researcher in Observational Astrophysics goes to Kevin Schawinski, Professor of the Astrophysics of Galaxies and Black Holes (D-PHYS). Read more 

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The latest annual report lists the main prizes and awards that members of ETH Zurich have received for their research and educational work in international competition during the course of the reporting year.

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