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 new 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 30, 2022
Also of Interest
- Book: Mario Markus, Ludische Wissenschaften, Pfeil Verlag, Germany, 2022.