December 28, 2016 – University of Colorado Professor and JILA Fellow Markus Raschke has been given a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award by the Humboldt Foundation. The award is given in recognition of lifetime achievements in research. Award winners are invited to conduct reseach projects of their choice in cooperation with colleagues in Germany, with the goal of promoting international scientific cooperation.
The Humboldt Foundation annually grants about 20 of these awards, which are valued at 45,000 Euros. Award winners are invited to spend up to one year collaborating on a long-term research project with colleagues at a research institution in Germany. This period of collaboration may be divided into blocks of time.
Raschke was nominated for this prestigeous award by Professor Dr. Martin Wolf of the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society (FHI), Berlin Germany. Raschke joins other young scientists who completed ther doctorates less than 18 years ago and who have also become internationally renowned in their field. In bestowing this award, the Humboldt Foundation expects the awardees to continue producing cutting-edge research achievements that have influence well beyond their immediated field of work.