Prix Schläfli

Plume Grand Duc - Prix Schläfli
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The Prix Schläfli rewards the best Swiss PhDs in natural sciences. It is one of the oldest prizes in Switzerland. Since the first awarding in 1866, 119 young talents in different natural science disciplines have been distinguished.

The prize has the following aims:

  • Promote young talents (promotion of young scientists and support of academic excellence) in the different natural science disciplines
  • Highlight the importance of young scientists in the Swiss research landscape

Guidelines

Application

News

Winners of the Prix Schläfli 2020
Prix Schläfli 2020 for the best four PhDs in science

The orbits of dwarf galaxies, forces in materials such as Teflon, tracing history through pollen, a new protective layer at root tips – these are the topics for which the

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Vier junge Forschende auserkoren für das 70. Lindauer Treffen der NobelpreisträgerInnen

Vier junge Forschende aus der Schweiz Franck Le Vaillant, Oliver Müller, Robert Pollice und Sabine Studer wurden auserkoren am international prestigeträchtigen 70. Lindauer Treffen der NobelpreisträgerInnen Ende Juni teilzunehmen. Die

Julie Zähringer (Prix Schläfli 2019) unterwegs ins Studiendorf Navana mit einer Piroge
Julie Zähringer - Bringing the extremes together

There is a small moment of confusion in our conversation with Julie Zähringer, which says a lot about her research and its particular challenges. She explained that she had done

Murielle Delley: Prix Schläfli Chemie 2019
Murielle Delley - the privilege of life-long learning

When asked about her motivation to study chemistry, Murielle Delley explains that she has always wanted to know how things work. When it came to understanding what was happening around

A fortune for the SSNS

Alexander Friedrich Schläfli from Burgdorf died in 1863 in Bagdad. He left his fortune to the Swiss Society for Natural Sciences (SSNS) on condition that the “Society will award an annual prize to any question in physical science – Physical science always comprised the Physics and Natural Sciences (according to proceedings 1917, page 97). (…) The selection and the amount are at the discretion of the named Society.”

Contact

Dr Anne Jacob
Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT)
House of Academies
PO Box
3001 Bern
Switzerland

+41 31 306 93 05
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Switzerland's candidates for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting are now also selected from among the candidates for the Schläfli Prize