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Sarah Köster receives EPS Emmy Noether Distinction for Women in Physics 2019
The physicist Prof. Dr. Sarah Köster from the University of Göttingen has received the EPS Emmy Noether Distinction for Women in Physics 2019 (summer) of the European Physical Society (EPS). The EPS honours Köster’s groundbreaking contributions to the physics of biological cells and biopolymers, especially in the field of intermediary filaments, as well as her impressive skills in teaching and recruiting women scientists in her field of research, according to the selection statement.
The international EPS Emmy Noether Distinction is named after the mathematician and first female professor in Germany, Emmy Noether. The award was created by the EPS in 2013 to promote the recognition of outstanding women physicists. It is awarded every six months for outstanding achievements in research, teaching, public relations and industry. Further information can be found at the EPS and at the University of Göttingen websites.