Hugo Geiger Prize

The Free State of Bavaria and Fraunhofer award prizes for best dissertations

A new material for faster, energy-saving semiconductor memory, efficient 3D audio, and an innovative approach to early detection of cancer: Three next-generation researchers, one each from Dresden, Erlangen, and Leipzig, were awarded the Hugo Geiger Prize on February 28 for their dissertations in applied research. The prize is given out annually by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy (StMWi) and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in recognition of outstanding applied doctoral work com-pleted in close collaboration with a Fraunhofer institute.