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BMW Group honours the next generation of international scientists: BMW Scientific Award 2001

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    Munich (ots) - Under the central theme "Innovations for a mobile
future," over 100 graduates of institutes of higher education from
more than 20 countries participated in BMW Group's international
research prize competition, the BMW Scientific Award 2001.
    
    As patron of this year's Scientific Award, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim
Milberg, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, will award
the prizes at the Technical University of Garching on 12 July in
Munich. The prize winners and their professorial tutors receive the
awards under the motto "Ideas that move."
    
    As in past years, former prize winners and guests invited from
industry, science, politics and the arts, as well as representatives
of the BMW Group will be on hand to participate in an exchange of
ideas with the newly-awarded winners and celebrate their "Innovations
for a mobile future" in fitting style.
    
    "The Scientific Award not only honours the outstanding commitment
of up-and-coming scientists; it is also intended to increasingly
encourage young people in particular to take a deep interest in the
fascinating world of technology - because they are the scientists of
tomorrow, the people we will depend upon to solve the challenges of
the future," says Milberg.
    
    Since 1991, the BMW Scientific Award has been presented every two
years in recognition of exceptional scientific achievements by
university and college graduates from around the world. Its total
prize money, worth 70,000 euro, places it among the most well-funded
international research prizes.
    
    The doctoral, diploma and master's papers submitted from the USA,
Australia, China, Russia and countries throughout Europe, among
others, were evaluated by eminent jurors representing science and
industry. This year's winners were chosen from among more than 100
contributions covering subject areas as diverse as natural sciences,
the arts and architecture and design. The themes of the six
prize-winning papers range from prognostic procedures for recognising
traffic bottlenecks to simulation models for airflow turbulence
through to sensor-controlled welding techniques.
    
    As an interdisciplinary research prize, the BMW Scientific Award
has for ten years been a significant part of the ongoing dialog
between the BMW Group and institutes of higher education - important
partners in research and education.
    
    The prize-winning papers 2001:
    
    Dissertations
    
    1. Prize: Bastien Caruelle - Institut National Polytechnique de
                    Toulouse
    2. Prize: Isabelle Thomas - Université Catholique de Louvain
    3. Prize: Henning Bork - TU Munich
    
    Diploma and master's theses
    
    1. Prize: Roland Chrobok - University of Duisburg
    2. Prize: Stephen Scott-Young - University of Melbourne
    3. Prize: Jan-Dirk Reimers - RWTH Aachen
    
    
    Additional information is also available online from the article
"Astute minds in the service of research" in the BMW ScienceClub
(http://195.30.248.72/scienceclub.nsf/e/44AD5EB5F93BF34CC1256A84002DE
4A5?OpenDocument).
    
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