Klaus Blaum from the MPI for Nuclear Physics is one of the three laureates of the prestigious Lise Meitner Prize 2020 of the European Physical Society. He is awarded it together with Björn Jonson from Chalmers University – member of the scientific advisory board of the MPIK – and Piet van Duppen from KU Leuven “for the development and application of on-line instrumentation and techniques, the precise and systematic investigation of properties of nuclei far from stability, and for shaping the scientific program at the on-line isotope separator facility ISOLDE, CERN."
The Nuclear Physics Division of the European Physical Society awards the Lise Meitner Prize every two years to one or several individuals from Europe for outstanding work in the fields of experimental, theoretical or applied nuclear science. It represents the highest European distinction in the field of nuclear physics and is connected with a medal showing a portrait of Lise Meitner.
Since 2007, Prof. Dr. Klaus Blaum has been leading the “stored and cooled ions” division as director at the MPI for Nuclear Physics and is a member of the Faculty for Physics and Astronomy of the University of Heidelberg. For his ground-breaking work, he already received numerous prizes and won two times an Advanced Grant of the European Research Council. In 2019, he became a foreign member of the physics class of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.