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EGU honours two faculty members of the Institute of Geosciences

Humboldt-Medal for Prof. Strecker and Outstanding Early Career Scientist award for Prof. Eibl

The European Geoscience Union (EGU) has announced its medals and awards for 2021 and two faculty members of the Institute of Geosciences are among the recipients. The European Geosciences Union (EGU) is the leading organisation for Earth, planetary and space science research in Europe, with about 20,000 members worldwide.

Prof. Manfred Strecker is the 2021 recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt medal, one of four prestigious Union medals, which honour lifetime achievements or exceptional contributions to science. The Alexander von Humboldt medal is awarded to scientists who have performed research in developing regions for the benefit of people and society, through which they have achieved exceptional international standing in geosciences, planetary or space sciences, defined in their widest senses. Prof. Strecker receives the medal “for excellent research and education in developing regions. The focus of his research on tectonics in relation to climate and natural hazards has a high societal relevance”.

Prof. Eva Eibl will receive the 2021 Outstanding Early Career Scientist award of the Seismology Division of EGU. These awards recognise scientific achievement made by an Early Career Scientist in the field(s) covered by the related division. Prof. Eibl receives the award “in recognition of her transformative contributions to our ability to understand, model and monitor volcano-, geyser- and glacier-related processes using conventional and new seismological tools”.

The medals and awards will be conferred during the EGU General Assembly 2021, which will be held from 25–30 April 2021.

More about the research focus of  Prof. Strecker

More about the research focus of Prof. Eibl