Christoph Gerber receives the Kavli Prize and an honorary doctorate from the University of Twente

2016-07-160719122615-ChristophGerber-9_FotorProfessor Christoph Gerber of the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Department of Physics at the University of Basel has been awarded the 2016 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience together with Professor Gerd Binnig (formerly of IBM Zurich Research Laboratory) and Professor Calvin Quate (Stanford University). The award honors their invention and creation of the first atomic force microscope 30 years ago.

Since 2008, the Kavli Prize has been presented every two years to honor outstanding research in astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience. It comes with prize money of one million dollars for each field of research and recipients are selected based on the recommendations of internationally renowned scientists via the Kavli Foundation, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, and the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. The winners were notified on June 2 and the ceremony will be held on September 6, 2016, in Oslo, Norway.

In November 2016, the University of Twente will present Christoph Gerber with an honorary doctorate in recognition of his role in the development of scanning probe microscopy and his work on biochemical sensors. The press release from the University of Twente also emphasizes the inspiration his activities have given to many young scientists.

To read the full press release from the University of Basel, the Kavli Foundation, and the University of Twente, please visit: link