Recognition of a scientific work resulting from research carried out not with a view to a specific application but out of pure curiosity
With its Mario Markus Prize for Ludic Science, the GDCh wants to recognize a scientific work in the field of natural science that is “playful”. The term “playful” is used here to designate discoveries that arose from research that was undertaken not with any specific application in mind but simply out of curiosity about the natural world. “Ludic” is derived from the Latin word “ludens”, which means playing.
The prize, which has a value of € 10 000 plus travel expenses, will be awarded at a scientific conference.
◷ Due date for nominations and applications: May 31, 2023
- Call for applications for the 2023 Mario Markus Prize for Ludic Science
Also of Interest
Johann Ostmeyer, Christoph Schürmann, and Carsten Urbach honored for scientific work with a playful character
- Book: Mario Markus, Ludische Wissenschaften, Pfeil Verlag, Germany, 2022.
Find links to awards accepting nominations listed here – last update March 27, 2023