The Schlenk Lecture and Prize
In memory of the seminal work and research of Wilhelm Schlenk in Tübingen, the institute of Inorganic Chemistry founded the "Schlenk-Lecture" in cooperation with BASF SE in 2011. It consists of a visiting professorship of one month at the University of Tübingen and a ceremonial lecture about the awardees research.
Biannually, the Schlenk-Lecture selection committee, chaired by Prof. Dr. Reiner Anwander, awards the Schlenk lecturership for outstanding research and contribution to the large field of metalorganic chemistry.
The first awardee is Prof. Dr. Warren E. Piers from the University of Calgary/Canada.