Walther Nernst Medal Awarded to Christoph Bräuchle

Walther Nernst Medal Awarded to Christoph Bräuchle

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Professor Christoph Bräuchle, University of Munich, Germany, has been awarded the Walther Nernst Medal by the Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für physikalische Chemie e.V. (DBG, German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry).

The prize honors Bräuchle’s contributions to applied physical chemistry, especially concerning fluorescence spectroscopy for the investigation of dynamic processes in cells. It was presented at the General Assembly of the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry (Bunsentagung 2015) in Bochum, Germany, on May 14, 2015.

Christoph Bräuchle studied chemistry and physics at the Technical University of Berlin and the University of Tübingen, both Germany. He received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Munich, Germany, in 1978. After postdoctoral research at IBM Laboratories in San Jose, CA, USA, he completed his habilitation at the University of Munich in 1982. There, he was appointed Assistant Professor in 1984, and Professor for Physical Chemistry in 1988.

Among others honors, Bräuchle has been awarded the Philip Morris Research Award “New Ways in Material Science” in 1993 and the Karl Heinz Beckurts Prize by the Karl Heinz Beckurts Foundation in 2002. He is a member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and the Academia Europaea.

Professor Bräuchle’s reserch interest include the imaging, spectroscopy and manipulation of single molecules, fluorescence imaging of live cells, single virus tracing and force spectroscopy, as well as the dynamics of single molecules in nanoporous systems.

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