Since 06.09.2022 Klaus Blaum is officially a full member of the Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften. As director at the MPI for Nuclear Physics, he heads the division "Stored and Cooled Ions", is currently one of the three vice-presidents of the Max Planck Society and a member of the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy at Heidelberg University. He has received numerous awards for his ground-breaking scientific work and twice won an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council. In 2019, he was admitted to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences as a foreign member of the Physics Class.
The Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften was constituted in 1909 as the Baden Academy of Sciences. As the state academy of Baden-Württemberg, it is a society of scientists and non-university research institution, sponsors research projects, organises scientific conferences and public lecture series, and promotes young scientists. Divided into two departments, almost all scientific disciplines are represented in the Academy. Scientists from the state of Baden-Württemberg who have distinguished themselves through outstanding scientific achievements are elected as full members of the Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften.