Each year, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation awards one hundred researchers in the entire world. The von Humboldt Research Award recognizes researchers whose discoveries, new theories or knowledge have had a significant impact on its own discipline.
Daniel de Florian, who holds a PhD in Physics, is a principal researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) and director of the International Center of Advanced Studies (ICAS) of the Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM).
“This recognition for my work is really valuable for me because it helps me to move on with it. Besides, it is really encouraging for our institution to have two awardees, the director and the associate director of the ICAS in the same year. Liliana Arrachea, CONICET researcher, was awarded the Georg Forster Prize some months ago, something not so common in our country”, Florian stated.
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation was created in 1953 in Germany and holds a network of 26 thousand researchers in more than 140 countries, including 51 Nobel Prize winners.