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Jan Koenderink

Humboldt Research Award for Jan Koenderink

31.10.2016

The Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation awarded the Humboldt Research Award to Jan Koenderink.

Throughout his long and fruitful career, Jan Koenderink has contributed like few others to the advancement of human and machine vision research. Combining his background in physics and his deep understanding of psychology he was able to both describe formally and to treat experimentally some of the most basic problems in vision science, often spurring entire lines of research which developed for decades.

Karl Gegennfurtner

Prof. Gegenfurtner awarded with the Wilhelm-Wundt-Medal

10.10.2016

During the 50th-congress of  the german society of psychology (DGP) Prof. Gegenfurtner was awarded with the Wilhelm-Wundt-Medal for his scientific work.

The president of the GDP Prof. Dr. Andrea Abele-Brehm said in her speech that Prof Gegenfurtner "conducts research on the highest methodological and theoretical level".  She further mentioned that he uses " innovative experimental designs to challenge classical views in the field and  developed new, seminal neuroscientific approaches". Further information can be found at the official statement of the university (only available in german).

Roland Fleming

ERC Consolidator Grant for Prof. Roland W. Fleming

18.02.2016


Prof. Dr. Roland W. Fleming was awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant  from the European Research Council (ERC). His Project with the title: "Shape Understanding: On the Perception auf Growth, Form and Process“. The grant is worth 1,95 Million Euro.

Karl Gegenfurtner

Prof. Karl R. Gegenfurtner appointed as a member of the Leopoldina

31.12.2015

Prof. Karl R. Gegenfurtner was selected as a member of the Leopoldina

Founded in 1652, the Leopoldina is one of the oldest academies of science in the world. It is dedicated to the advancement of science for the benefit of humankind and to the goal of shaping a better future. With some 1,500 members, the Leopoldina brings together outstanding scientists from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and many other countries.

Alexander Schuetz

ERC Starting Grant for Prof. Dr. Alexander Schütz

18.12.2015

The research project "Calibration and integration of peripheral and foveal information in human vision" from Prof. Dr. Alexander Schütz was accepted by the European Research Council (ERC). He was granted an ERC Starting Grant worth 1,4 Million Euro.


Katja Doerschner

Award of the Justus-Liebig-University for Dr. Katja Dörschner-Boyaci Ph. D.

27.11.2015

Dr. Katja Dörschner-Boyaci was awarded for her excellent research in the field of material perception with the price of the Justus-Liebig University Giessen which is endowed with 5.000 Euro.


Alexander Schuetz

PD Dr. Alexander Schütz appointed as professor at the University of Marburg

15.10.2015

PD Dr. Alexander Schütz has accepted his appointment as professor for General Psychology at the Phillips-Universität Marburg


KatjaDoerschner

Dr. Katja Dörschner-Boyaci was awarded the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award

05.08.2014

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has singled out 11 international junior researchers for one of the best-endowed science awards in Germany: The winners will each receive up to 1.65 million EUR. Through this programme, the research talents receive risk capital for innovative projects during an early phase in their careers.

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Matteo Toscani

Dissertation Award for Dr. Matteo Toscani

21.11.2014

On the 21. November Dr. Matteo Toscani (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Karl Gegenfurtner) received an award from the JLU for his thesis with the title “Effect of fixation positions on perception of lightness and color”. He was rewarded for the best thesis during the academical year 2013/2014 in the areas of social and sport science as well as psychology.


NikoTroje

Humboldt Research Award for Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Troje

04.11.2014

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has granted Prof. Nikolaus Troje (Queens University, Kingston, Canada) with a Humboldt Resarch Award. In 2015, Niko Troje will frequently visit the JLU Giessen (Prof.Gegenfurtner) as well as MPI for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen.


David Souto

Humboldt Research Scholarship for Dr. David Souto

04.11.2014

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has granted Dr. David Souto (Leicester, England) with a research scholarship. Since September 2014 David Souto will be for one year at the JLU Giessen (Prof. Gegenfurtner) to continue his research.




Alexander Schütz

Successful habilitation

11.07.2013
Dr. Alexander C. Schütz successfully habilitated.

By means of his habilitation dissertation on the topic of "Augenbewegungen und visuelle Wahrnehmung", his habilitation lecture on the topic of "Psychologie der Zeit: Psychophysik, Modelle und neuronale Grundlagen" and his inaugural lecture "Aktives Sehen: die Interaktion von Augenbewegungen und visueller Wahrnehmung", Mr. Alexander C. Schütz successfully habilitated.
We congratulate PD Dr. habil. Alexander C. Schütz on his habilitation.

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Roland Fleming

Winner of the 2013 Elsevier/VSS Young Investigator Award

19.03.2013

Prof. Roland W. Fleming is the 2013 winner of the VSS Young Investigator Award. He will give a presentation at the VSS Awards Session on Monday, May 13 at 1:00 pm in the Royal Palm Ballroom.





Award of the Justus-Liebig-University for Prof. Roland W. Fleming, Ph. D.

22.11.2012

Prof. Roland W. Fleming was awarded for his excellent research in the field of visual perception with the price of the Justus-Liebig University Giessen which is endowed with 5.000 Euro.

Karl R. Gegenfurtner

President of the Vision Science Society

05.05.2012

Karl R. Gegenfurtner was elected as President of the international Vision Science Society.
He will hold the presidency until after the annual meeting in May 2013.



Prof. Dr. Katja Fiehler: Team "Action & Perception"

01.10.2011
PD. Dr. Katja Fiehler has accepted her appointment as professor for General Psychology at the Justus-Liebig University Giessen.

Prof. Dr. Katja Fiehler will build up a new research group "Action and Perception" at the Department of General Psychology.
We welcome Professor Katja Fiehler to our department.



Dr. Weina Zhu appointed as professor in China

18.11.2010

Dr. Weina Zhu has accepted her promotion as associate professor in China.



Research Fellowship for Dr. Matteo Valsecchi

18.11.2010

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers to Dr. Matteo Valsecchi. Dr. Valsecchi will work at the University of Giessen to do research as a Postdoctoral Fellow in 2011 and 2012 (host: Prof. Karl Gegenfurtner).

 







Successful habilitation

15.07.2010
Dr. Knut Drewing successfully habilitated.

By means of his habilitation dissertation on the topic of "Die Integration von sensorischen Signalen für Wahrnehmung und Handlung", his habilitation lecture on the topic of "Rhythmus im Blut? Wie wir unsere Bewegungen zeitlich genau abstimmen" and his inaugural lecture "Das Wesentliche ist unsichtbar – Einführung in die Haptische Wahrnehmung", Mr. PD Dr. Knut Drewing successfully habilitated.
We congratulate Mr. PD Dr. Knut Drewing on his habilitation.

 


PD Dr. Volker Franz appointed as professor at the University of Hamburg

01.12.2009

PD Dr. Volker Franz has accepted his appointment as professor for General Psychology at the University of Hamburg.



Dr. Maria Olkkonen awarded for best dissertation

27.11.2009

In the context of the University´s academical ceremonial acts on Friday, November 27, Dr. Maria Olkkonen  (advisor: Prof. Dr. Karl Gegenfurtner) has been awarded. Her work on "Investigating the Mechanisms of Real-World Color Constancy" was the best dissertation in the academical year of 2008/2009 in the areas of social sciences, sciences of sport and psychology.



Intensive funding by the DFG´s Reinhart Koselleck-Program

01.09.2009

Karl Gegenfurtner´s request for the funding of a project to investigate the perception of material properties has been granted. Within the framework of the Reinhart Koselleck-Program, an overall budget of 1,25 million Euro is now available for this project. The DFG (German Research Foundation) program is reserved for particularly innovative but also risky project ideas by excellent individual scientists.

Professor Karl Gegenfurtner was elected into the board of directors by the Vision Science Society. His 4-year term begins in June 2009.

Further informations about the Vision Sciences Society are available at http://www.visionsciences.org

A short excerpt from the website, summarizing the organization´s history and its aims:

The Vision Sciences Society is a nonprofit membership organization of scientists who are interested in the functional aspects of vision. VSS was founded in 2001 by Ken Nakayama (Harvard University) with the help of Tom Sanocki (University of South Florida). The main purpose of the society is to hold an annual meeting that brings together in one forum scientists from the broad range of disciplines that contribute to vision science, including visual psychophysics, neuroscience, computational vision and cognitive psychology. The scientific content of the meetings reflects the breadth of topics in modern vision science, from visual coding to perception, recognition and the visual control of action, as well as the recent development of new methodologies from cognitive psychology, computer vision and neuroimaging.

The Vision Sciences Society is committed to progress in understanding vision, and its relation to cognition, action and the brain. Our primary goal is to host a yearly meeting where both new and established investigators from diverse disciplines and scientific perspectives present and discuss their work in a relaxed informal setting. Our interdisciplinary nature is reflected by the Board of Directors and Abstract Review Committee.



Karl Gegenfurtner jetzt im editorial Board von Perception

 

Karl Gegenfurtner wurde im April 2009 in das editorial Board von Perception aufgenommen.

http://www.perceptionweb.com/per_contacts.html

 


PD Dr. Thomas Schmidt appointed as professor at the University of Kaiserslautern

16.12.2008

PD Dr. Thomas Schmidt has accepted his appointment as professor for Psychology at the TU Kaiserslautern.

Karl Gegenfurtner is now in the editorial board of the Journal of Vision

01.11.2008

Karl Gegenfurtner was incorporated into the editorial board of the Journal of Vision in November 2008.



Humboldt Research Award for Prof. Dr. Laurence Maloney

15.04.2008

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has decided to bestow a Humboldt Research Award on Prof. Dr. Laurence Maloney (Department of Psychology, New York University). The awardee will spend several months in 2008 and 2009 at the University of Giessen to do research (host: Prof. Karl Gegenfurtner).



Karl Gegenfurtner is now in the editorial board of Frontiers in Neuroscience

01.11.2007

Karl Gegenfurtner was incorporated into the editorial board of Frontiers in Neuroscience in November 2007.



Klaus Tschira Award for Miriam Spering

11.10.2007

The Klaus Tschira Award for Comprehensible Science 2007 was bestowed on Miriam Spering in the category of Neuroscience. Her contribution was titled "Wenn das Gehirn am Steuer sitzt".

http://www.klaus-tschira-preis.info/archiv.php



Karl Gegenfurtner is now in the editorial board of Vision Research

01.05.2007

Karl Gegenfurtner was incorporated into editorial board of Vision Research in May 2007.

http://www.elsevier.com/locate/visres




PD Dr. Dirk Kerzel appointed as professor at the University of Geneva

01.08.2004 PD Dr. Dirk Kerzel has accepted his appointment as professor for Cognitive Psychology at the University of Geneva.







Heinz Meier-Leibnitz Award for Dirk Kerzel

01.03.2003

Mr. Dirk Kerzel (Uni Giessen) has won the DFG´s (German Research Foundation) Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Award.

http://www.dfg.de/aktuelles_presse/preise/leibnitz_preis/2003/kerzel/

Karl Gegenfurtner is now in editorial board of the Journal of Physiology

01.06.2002

Karl Gegenfurtner was incorporated into the editorial board of the Journal of Physiology in June 2002.

http://jp.physoc.org/

 

Prof Gegenfurtner awarded with the Wilhem-Wundt-Medal