In addition to prizes, the DPG also awards honours to persons who have rendered outstanding services to physics or the DPG. These honours include honorary membership, the Gustav Magnus Medal as a special form of honorary membership and the honorary pin.
With its awards, the DPG honours outstanding scientific achievements in the field of physics. The award winners are nominated by the respective award committees and decided by the DPG Executive Board.
Together with partner societies, the DPG awards joint prizes, which are awarded alternately.