Bleuler Medal 1993


Awarded at the XXIIth International Conference on Differential Geometric Methods in Theoretical Physics in memoriam Konrad Bleuler, in respect of my research on quantum spacetime, quantum differential geometry and quantum groups.

Konrad Bleuler (1912-1992) was one of the grand pioneers of modern theoretical physics. He is probably most well known for his work on the quantisation of the photon, the Gupta-Bleuler method. Bleuler remained all his life passionately devoted to theoretical physics. He personally founded the DGM conferences in 1971 and remained an active and permanent member of the international advisory committee, including in the preparation of the preceding XXIth meeting held in Tianjin, China.

Werner Nahm from the international advisory committee gave a moving eulogy in memoriam Konrad Bleuler, the extended text of which is included in the conference proceedings.

The medal itself consists of a solid silver 2 1/2" disc engraved on one side with the Aztec calendar from 1385.

The international advisory committee: L.C. Biedenharn, S. Catto, A. Connes, F. Flaherty, J. Frolich, M-L. Ge, V.F.R. Jones, L.H. Kauffman. W. Nahm, C. Ramirez, A.S. Valenzuela, J. Wess, C.N. Yang and B. Zumino;  Local organiser J. Keller.