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Benjamin Sames has been awarded the “Hanns Bruno Geinitz-Preis 2012” for young academics for his doctoral thesis.

Prof. Dr. Ulf Linnemann (left) presents Benjamin Sames with the Geinitz award in a ceremony hosted by the “Senckenberg Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden” in Dresden. (Photo: Jan-Michael Lange)

On 10th of July 2012, Benjamin Sames has been awarded the “Hanns Bruno Geinitz-Preis” (2012) for his doctoral thesis. According to the live and achievements of the German geologist, mineralogist and palaeontologist Prof. Dr. H. B. Geinitz (1814-1900), the award is presented to young geoscientists for a distinguished, particularly application-oriented scientific achievement, a successful project in applied geosciences, or a distinguished popular scientific presentation of geoscientific subjects. Awardees are chosen by independent reviewers. The award has been donated by Dr. Dedo Geinitz, a descendant of Prof. H. B. Geinitz in the 5th generation, and is intermittently awarded since 2002 by the “Senckenberg Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden, Museum für Mineralogie und Geologie”, of which (at that time “Royal Mineralogical and Geological Museum of Dresden”) H. B. Geinitz was director from 1857 to 1894.

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