Walter Schottky Prize

The Walter Schottky Prize from the German Physical Society honors outstanding research on solid state physics.

Since 1973, the prize is awarded annually. The 10,000 euro (as of 2013) in prize is supported by Siemens AG and Infineon Technologies and is the most important German prize for solid state physics.

Walter Schottky (1886-1976) was a pioneer in the electronics. He was professor of theoretical physics, but was especially experimental physics important impulses. Already in the early years of electronic Schottky contributed significantly to the development of the vacuum tube technology. However, the following semiconductor electronics he pressed his stamp, which is reflected in the textbooks in terms such as Schottky diode, Schottky defects or Schottky barrier.

Award winners

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