Marcel Benoist Prizewinners

The Marcel Benoist Prize is Switzerland's oldest scientific distinction. The prize is awarded once yearly to honor discoveries or studies of special significance to human life. The majority of prizes awarded to date have been conferred on scholars from the discipline of medicine. MNF is thus delighted to boast 14 researchers who have won this prestigious distinction.

2004

Prof. Dr. Aguzzi Adriano, Full Professor of Neuropsychology
Since 1998 dual professor MeF/MNF

2002

Prof. Dr. Wehner Rüdiger, Zoology
1970–1972 Assistant Professor at MNF
19722008 Professor of Zoology at MNF

1989

Prof Dr. Wirth Niklaus, Computational Science
1967–1972 Assistant Professor of Computational Science at MNF

1986

Prof. Dr. Müller Karl Alex, Physics
1962–1970 Privatdozent in Physics at MNF
1970–1987 Adjunct Professor at MNF
1987–1994  Professor of Solid State Physics at MNF

1980

Prof. Dr. Kummer Hans, Ethology 
1968 Privatdozent
1969–1972 Assistant Professor at MNF
1972–1995 Professor of Ethology at MNF

1970

Prof. Dr. Weissmann Charles, Molecular Biology
1967–1999 Professor of Molecular Biology at MNF

1969

Prof. Dr. Heitler Walter, Physics
1949–1974 Professor of Theoretical Physics at MNF

1963

Prof. Dr. Schwarzenbach Gerold, Chemistry 
1930–1943 Privatdozent at MNF
1947–1955 Professor of Analytical and Special Inorganic Chemistry at MNF

1961

PD Kuhn Werner, Physical Chemistry
1927 Privatdozent at MNF

1958

Prof. Dr. Clusius Klaus, Physical Chemistry
1947–1963 Professor of Physical Chemistry at MNF

1954

Prof. Dr. Hadorn Ernst, Zoology
1939–1972 Professor of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy at MNF

1938

Prof. Dr. Ruzicka Leopold, Chemistry
1920–1925 Privatdozent at MNF

1929

Prof. Dr.  Niggli Paul, Crystallography 
1920–1953 Professor of Mineralogy and Petrography at MNF and ETH Zurich

1923

Prof. Dr. Heim Albert, Geology
1871 Privatdozent
1887 Professor of Geology

1922

Prof. Dr. Karrer Paul, Chemistry
1918–1958 Professor of Organic Chemistry at MNF
1950–1951 President of UZH