News Archive 2009-2018

Bowdoin’s Baumgarte Wins International Research Prize from Germany’s Humboldt Foundation Archives

Thomas Baumgarte


Professor of Physics Thomas Baumgarte has won a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel research prize from Germany’s Humboldt Foundation, which supports international scholars in all fields to carry out research in Germany, and for German scholars to go abroad.

Winners are honored for their outstanding research record and invited to spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany.

“Being in Munich for a year will be an adventure for the whole family, but for me it will also be a homecoming of sorts, since I was a student in Munich and at the Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics 20 years ago,” says Baumgarte, who’ll be working with fellow researchers on problems in relativistic astrophysics.