1971  Elected to the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)
1978  Prize of the University of Bonn for the best dissertation of the preceding academic year
1980  Honorable Mention at the Lanchester Prize Competition (Operations Research Society of America and the Institute of Management Science)
1982  Fulkerson Prize (American Mathematical Society and Mathematical Programming Society)
1984  IBM Prize for the best paper showing the role of computers in Management Science and Operations Research (The Institute of Management Science)
1987  Mary Shepard B. Upson Visiting Professor, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
1990  Karl Heinz Beckurts-Prize (Karl Heinz Beckurts Foundation)
1991  George B. Dantzig Prize (Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Programming Society)
1995  Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation (DFG).
1995  Member of the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW)
1998  Honorary Member of the German Mathematical Society (DMV)
1999  Scientific Award of the German Operational Research Society (GOR)  
1999  Foreign Member of the National Academy of Engineering, USA
2003  Member of acatech - German Academy of Science and Engineering
2004  EURO Gold Medal 2004 (EURO - The Association of European Operational Research Societies)
2005  Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina - National Academy of Sciences
2006  Alwin-Walther Medal (awarded by TU Darmstadt in conjunction IGD and ZGDV in Darmstadt)
2006  Honorary Doctorate (University of Karlsruhe (TH))
2006  John von Neumann Theory Prize (jointly with László Lovász and Alexander Schrijver) awarded by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
2007  Honorary Doctorate (Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology - VAST)
2008  Golden Badge of Honor of TU Berlin
2008  Honorary Doctorate (Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg)
2008  Wissenschaftspreis des Regierenden Bürgermeisters von Berlin (Scientific Award of the Governing Mayor of Berlin)
2009  Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
2010  Medal of Honour, Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito, Ecuador
2010  SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession
2011  Honorary Doctorate (University of Augsburg)
2011  IBM Faculty Award
2011  TUM Distinguished Affiliated Professor (Technische Universität München)
2014  Life Time Award der Stiftung heureka für Umwelt & Mobilität (HEUREKA 2014, Stuttgart)
Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for the advancement of science in the developing countries
Member of Academia Europaea (The Academy of Europe)
Honorary Member of BMG (Berlin Mathematical Society)
Cantor Medal of the German Mathematical Society (DMV)

Awards, no one will refuse to admit this, are always something special in an academic career. But to experience esteem of one's work - as expressed in the three sentences below - makes you at least just as pleased. Reviewing the book

  Grötschel, Martin; Lovász, László; Schrijver, Alexander:
"Geometric Algorithms and Combinatorial Optimization"
1988, Springer-Verlag Berlin,
Gian-Carlo Rota wrote in Advances in Mathematics:
"If you are used to the Ford-Fulkerson days of network flows, or to the older Philip Hall matching days, then reading this book will be an experience like Woody Allen's Sleeper's. There is something amazing - if slightly frightening - about the perfection that some fields of mathematics have achieved, beyond any dreams of what computers can do. It is hard to see how one can ever go beyond the degree of perfection that the authors of this book have achieved."


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