Max Delbrück Prize in Biological Physics

The Max Delbrück Prize in Biological Physics is an annual award that recognizes and encourages outstanding achievement in biological physics research. The prize, originally named the Biological Physics Prize, was established in 1981 by friends of the Division of Biological Physics (DBIO). In 2008, the prize was officially renamed to honor German-American biophysicist Max Delbrück.

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About Max Delbrück

Max DelbrückMax Delbrück was a German-American biophysicist who pioneered the study of molecular genetics and helped first spur physicists interest in biology. Learn more about Max Delbrück on the Nobel Prize website.

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