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Minerva Prize for Champions of Fusion Research

Jülich, 4 December 2014 – This year, the Minerva Prize of Jülich's Museum Association (Förderverein Museum Jülich e.V.) was presented to a triumvirate from fusion research. Yesterday evening, Prof. Wolfgang Marquardt presented a statuette of Minerva, the goddess of wisdom and patron of science, to Prof. Chevalier Paul Vandenplas, Prof. Marnix van der Wiel, and Prof. Gerd Wolf for their services. At the ceremony in the Schlosskapelle of the Zitadelle in Jülich, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Forschungszentrum Jülich and the chair of the association emphasized one particular quality of the three prize winners – their far-sightedness. "Anyone who, like yourselves, has dedicated their whole life to fusion, certainly has this quality!".

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