UT researchers acknowledged with National Science Awards
The National Science Awards for 2014 were designated on the 13 February 2014 sitting of the Government of the Republic of Estonia. Ain Heinaru, professor in the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, received the award for long-standing achievement in research and development.
In addition to Heinaru, the acknowledgement for long-standing achievement in research and development was also awarded to Enn Tarvel, professor emeritus of history of the Baltic Republics in the Stockholm University.
The researchers in the University of Tartu were additionally acknowledged with 6 annual awards given to highlight the best research work completed and published during the previous four years.
• Eve Oja – for the research cycle Operator Ideals and Tensor Products in Structural Research of Banach Spaces in the field of exact sciences
• Kaido Tammeveski – for the research cycle Functional Materials for Electrochemical Applications in the field of chemistry and molecular biology
• Aleksandr Žarkovski – for the research cycle Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Brain Plasticity in the field of medicine
• Leho Tedersoo – for the research cycle The Global Patterns of the Diversification and Biogeography of Fungi in the field of geography and biology
• Krista Lõhmus and Ivika Ostonen-Märtin – for the research cycle Root Foraging Strategies for the Sustainability of Forests in the Changing Conditions of Climate and Land Use in the field of agricultural science
• Andres Kasekamp – for the research cycle The political Development of the Baltic Republics in the field of humanities
In the field of social sciences, the annual award was given to Ellu Saar from the Tallinn University and in the field of technology, to Dmitri Vinnikov, Indrek Roasto and Tanel Jalakas from the Tallinn University of Technology.
The value of the award for long-standing achievements in research and development is 40 000 Euros and the value of the annual award is 20 000 Euros.
The National Science Awards were awarded to the laureates in the Endla Theatre in Pärnu on the 24 February 2014 together with the awards for sports and culture and the F. J. Wiedemann Language Prize.