Ludwig Narziß Award for BrewingScience
The Ludwig Narziss Award was created by the publishing house Fachverlag Hans Carl and the Weihenstephan Jubiläumsstiftung 1905 im Verband ehemaliger Weihenstephaner der Brauerabteilung e.V. in recognition of publications in BrewingScience issues that represent a symbiosis of scientific work and practical relevance. No wonder, as the eponym is none other than Prof. Ludwig Narziß, the paragon of close interlinkage between science and practical application.
The award is designed to formally recognize one BrewingScience publication in which the results are particularly relevant for application in the brewing industry (in the broadest sense, including topics in malting, hop processing, packaging, etc.).
All articles which appear in the online journal BrewingScience or the yearbook within one publication year are considered as entries.
As a rule, the scientific articles are sent for peer review to three evaluators who are experts in their fields. They therefore possess a deep and extensive understanding of the topic in question. The articles are reviewed and scored using a rating scale ranging from 0 (least relevant for brewing practice) to 5 (most relevant for brewing practice) based on their relevance and applicability in brewing.
A mean score is calculated for each entry, which is used to sort the entries on the basis of their scores. Only the author(s) of the single article receiving the highest score will be announced. The editorial board of the BrewingScience adjudicates in cases of articles receiving identical scores or for the resolution of disputes regarding further procedures.
The monetary sum of the award is 2500 EUR. The award will be financed through donations. All interested parties are allowed to make a donation.
For further questions please contact Dr Lydia Junkersfeld: firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous award winners
Dr. Adrian Forster and Andreas Gahr: "A Comparison of the Analytical and Brewing Characteristics of Cascade and Comet Hop Varieties as Grown in Yakima (USA) and Hallertau (Germany)", BrewingScience - Monatsschrift für Brauwissenschaft, 67 (November/December 2014), pp. 137-148.
Konrad Müller-Auffermann, Alirio Caldera, Prof. Fritz Jacob and Dr. Mathias Hutzler: "Characterization of Different Bottom Fermenting Saccharomyces pastorianus Brewing Yeast Strains", BrewingScience - Monatsschrift für Brauwissenschaft, 68 (March/April 2015), pp. 46-57.