Harnack Lecture

Honour lecture with top-class researchers

The Harnack Lecture is an honour lecture by the Max Planck Society in commemoration of the German science reformer Adolf von Harnack. The international networking of science was an important element of Adolf von Harnack’s excellence concept. The Harnack Lecture has been held annually since 2014 at the invitation of the three scientific Sections and the President of the Max Planck Society. Those invited are outstanding researchers from abroad whose work is particularly relevant for the development of topical research strategies of the inviting Sections.

Prof. Frances H. Arnold, Ph.D.

Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, U.S.A. INNOVATION BY EVOLUTION:
BRINGING NEW CHEMISTRY TO LIFE

California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Frances H. Arnold
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018, Frances H. Arnold
17. Februar 2021

Prof. Dr. Robert Schoelkopf

Sterling Professor of Applied Physics and Physics Director of the Yale Quantum Institute TAMING THE QUANTUM WORLD
THE PROSPECTS FOR PRACTICAL QUANTUM COMPUTING

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Yale Quantum Institute, Robert Schoelkopf
Max-Planck-Forschungspreis 2014, Robert Schoelkopf
23. Oktober 2019

Prof. Dr. Steven Pinker

Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology, Harvard University ENLIGHTENMENT NOW:
THE CASE FOR REASON, SCIENCE, HUMANISM, AND PROGRESS

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Harvard University, Steven Pinker
24. Oktober 2018

Prof. Dr. Hans Clevers

Professor of Molecular Genetics, Hubrecht Institute Director Research, Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology (Utrecht) STEM CELLS: DR JEKYLL OR MR HYDE?

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Hubrecht Institute, Hans Clevers
25. Oktober 2017

Prof. Dr. Rainer Weiss

Massachusetts Institute of Technology on behalf of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration GRAVITATIONAL WAVE ASTROPHYSICS
THE OPENING OF A NEW FIELD

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rainer Weiss
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017, Rainer Weiss
19. Oktober 2016

Prof. Dr. Alvin E. Roth

Craig and Susan McCaw Professor of Economics, Stanford University MARKET DESIGN AND KIDNEY EXCHANGE

Stanford University, Alvin E. Roth
The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2012, Alvin E. Roth
21. Oktober 2015

Prof. Dr. Eric R. Kandel

Director, Kavli Institute for Brain Science and Senior Investigator Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Columbia University, NY ART AND SCIENCE IN VIENNA 1900
REOPENING OF THE HARNACK HOUSE

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Kavli Institute for Brain Science, Eric R. Kandel
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2000, Eric R. Kandel
22. Oktober 2014
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