In 2013, the European Physical Society launched the Emmy Noether Distinction to recognise noteworthy women physicists.
Emmy Noether, with her fundamental and revolutionary work in the areas of abstract algebra and on the conservation laws in theoretical physics, is a role model for future generations of physicists. The laureates of the Emmy Noether Distinction are chosen for their capacity to inspire with their scientific merits the next generation of scientists, and especially encourage women to pursue a career in physics.
The previous recipients of the Emmy Noether distinction are e.g.:
- Prof. Sibylle Günter, MPI- IPP Garching, Germany (2015) and
- Dr. Rumiana Dimova, MPI Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany (2014)
The EPS Emmy Noether Distinction for Women in Physics is awarded twice a year, in winter and in summer.