The 2012 Lise Meitner Prize has been jointly awarded to Karlheinz Langanke, of GSI and TU Darmstadt, and Friedrich-Karl Thielemann of the University of Basel, for “their seminal contributions to the description of nuclear processes in astrophysical environments that have changed our modern understanding of stellar evolution, supernovae explosions and nucleosynthesis.”
The Lise Meitner Prize is given biennially by the Nuclear Physics Division of the European Physical Society. It recognises outstanding work in the fields of applied, experimental or theoretical nuclear science.
Langanke and Thielemann’s work represents a bridge between the nuclear and astro- physics communities and has decisively contributed to shaping research programmes at current and future radioactive ion beam facilities.
The prize will be presented during a special session at the European Physical Society’s 25th International Nuclear Physics Divisional Conference, which is being held in Bucharest on 17-21 September this year.
For more information on the award, please visit the Nuclear Physics Division website.