April 2022

  •   Mario Markus Prize for Ludic Science

Our discovery of the Lotus Effect decades ago was simply a result of research out of curiosity about the natural world. One will never discover a true paradigm change with a prefixed idea for application in mind: the unexpected and unthinkable cannot be predicted and calculated in a research project with predictable aims and results.

Thus an encouraging new prize/award for researchers in natural science for playful “Ludic Science” has been established in 2022 within the framework of the GDCh (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker). For more information visit