First Austrian Wittgenstein Lecture Held at the Carnegie Institution of Science

bridges, vol. 33, May 2012 / Noteworthy Information

Jürgen KnoblichJürgen Knoblich

The first Wittgenstein Lecture took place on April 26, 2012 – coincidentally Ludwig Wittgenstein's 123rd birthday – at the Carnegie Institution of Science in Washington, DC. Jürgen Knoblich, deputy scientific director of the Institute of Molecular Biology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the 2009 Wittgenstein Prize laureate, presented a lecture on "Stem Cells and Cancer – a Deadly Alliance."

As Austria's most generously supported research prize with €1.5 million, the Wittgenstein Prize is awarded annually by the Austrian Science Fund on behalf of the Austrian Ministry for Science for outstanding scientific achievements in all scientific disciplines. The prize money is tied to research activities in the following six years. Knoblich was honored for his scientific work on asymmetric cell division.

Wittgenstein LectureWittgenstein Lecture [from right: Richard A. Meserve, Hans Peter Manz, Jürgen Knoblich, Philipp Marxgut, Claudia Lingner]

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