▷ Press invitation: Presentation of the most important German technology prize to Prof. Dr. Jens …

06.12.2021 – 11:44

Werner von Siemens Ring Foundation

Berlin (ots)

Live stream of the awarding of the 39th Werner von Siemens Ring on December 14, 2021 to Jens Frahm for the revolutionary advancement of magnetic resonance imaging

The physicist Prof. Dr. Jens Frahm will receive the Werner von Siemens Ring on December 14, 2021 for his outstanding research on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The award ceremony will take place in the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Berlin and will be broadcast via live stream. In addition to the laureate himself, the Charité’s chairman of the board, Prof. Dr. Heyo K. Kroemer, and Dr. Nathalie von Siemens as representative of the Siemens family to speak. The festive event and live stream will start at 3 p.m.

“Anyone who thinks new and different can change the world!” Werner von Siemens was convinced of this and in this sense, the Werner von Siemens Ring has been awarded since 1916 for significant lifetime achievements in the technical sciences. The Werner von Siemens Ring Foundation honors Prof. Dr. Jens Frahm’s research on magnetic resonance imaging. The FLASH technology (Fast Low-Angle Shot) developed by him and his team revolutionized imaging diagnostics in the mid-1980s. Thanks to the FLASH process, high-quality imaging of internal structures and organs only takes a few seconds instead of several minutes. As a result, magnetic resonance imaging found its way into hospitals, specialist practices, radiology and diagnostic centers and has become an integral part of everyday medical practice. Millions of people benefit from this milestone in technical science every year.

The Werner-von-Siemens-Ring is considered to be the highest German award for people who have significantly advanced technical sciences through their achievements or who have opened up new technical paths as researchers.

We look forward to your digital participation in the ceremony to award the 39th Werner-von-Siemens Ring.

Tuesday, December 14th, 2021, 3 p.m. to 4.15 p.m.


The ceremony will be broadcast live from the Helmholtz Hall of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt in Berlin. Prior registration is not necessary.


Welcome and greeting: Prof. Dr. Joachim Ullrich, Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Laudation: Prof. Dr. Heyo K. Kroemer, Chairman of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Handover of the 39th Werner-von-Siemens Ring

Report from Prof. Dr. Jens Frahm, youngest laureate of the Werner-von-Siemens-Ring

Closing word: Dr. Nathalie von Siemens, Representative of the von Siemens family

The press release for the award ceremony and free press photos are available after the event at www.siemens-ring.de/presse to disposal.

Press contact:

Gesche Katinka Duddeck
Phone: +49 (0) 30 310078 3429
Email: [email protected]

Original content from: Foundation Werner-von-Siemens-Ring, transmitted by news aktuell


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