Award: Thomas Lengauer receives the acclaimed Konrad-Zuse-Medal
The "Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V." awards the director of the Max-Planck-Institute with the prize.
Every two years the "Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V." (GI) awards a prize for outstanding work in computer science. This year the bio-informatics expert and director of the Max-Planck-Institute for Computer Science in Saarbrücken, Dr. Thomas Lengauer, is the recipient of the Konrad-Zuse-Medal.
The Konrad Zuse medal is awarded every two years for special services to computer science. It has its name from the German "father of computers", Konrad Zuse. The award ceremony medal takes place on 1 October 2003 as part of "Informatik 2003" in the Poelzig Building in Frankfurt.
The GI was founded in Bonn in 1969 and brings together around 24.000 members from science, commerce, teaching and research. The association supports computer science and is involved in purely non-profit activities.