Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize

Bild: FAU/Georg Pöhlein

Award year: 1994

Category: Award / Honour

Type: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize

Awarding organization: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Gisela Anton pursued a career in science after winning the German prize ‘Jugend forscht’ for young scientists in 1975. She designed the ‘Amadeus’ detector for the ELSA particle accelerator. At FAU, she has worked on the ANTARES neutrino detector, a telescope that is submerged at a depth of 2500 metres in the Mediterranean Sea, and is Founding Director of the Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics (ECAP). She also conducts research in the field of medical engineering and medical physics and is committed to supporting young researchers.