Eike Kiltz, Leibniz-Preis
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Leibniz Prize Winners

The Bochum-based IT security researcher Professor Eike Kiltz has been awarded with the Leibniz Prize 2024.

Eike Kiltz receives the 2024 Leibniz Prize as one of the international pioneers in the field of practice-oriented modern cryptography. He applies tools and techniques from modern cryptography and provable security in areas of high practical relevance. As a theoretical computer scientist, he specialises in cryptography, algorithms and complexity theory. As a mathematician, he deals with geometric objects, so-called lattices. Eike Kiltz designs and analyses cryptographic protocols that combine security, functionality and efficiency.

Other Leibniz Prize Winners

  • 2013: Prof. Dr. Onur Güntürkün, Biopsychology
  • 1995: Prof. Dr. Elmar W. Weiler, plant physiology
  • 1995: Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Freund, physical chemistry
  • 1994: Prof. Dr. Ulf Eysel, neuropsychology
  • 1993: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Jost, mathematics
  • 1992: Prof. Dr. Ján Veizer, sediment geochemistry

Good to Know

The Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize has been awarded annually since 1986 by the German Research Foundation. The Leibniz Prize is the most important research funding award in Germany. The prize is only awarded upon nomination by third parties and is intended to improve working conditions for outstanding scientists and expand their research possibilities.

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