Israel and Germany
1988 Balzan Prize for Applied Botany (Including Ecological Aspects)
MICHAEL EVENARI (formerly Walter Schwarz), born on February 9, 1904, in Metz (now France);
Assistant at the Universities of Frankfurt/Main, Prague and Darmstadt (1926-1933);
appointment as a Dozent at the Technische Hechschule Darmstadt (March 1933) and the same year (April) dismissal by the Nazi-administration;
emigration to Palestine (1933) as a consequence of the Nazi-persecutions where he changed (1935) his name into Michael Evenari;
appointment as a Professer at the Botanical Institute of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (1936);
Vice-President of the Hebrew University (1953-1959);
doctor honoris causa of the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt and of the Ben Gurien University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel;
Ehrenbürger of the University of Frankfurt am Main.
OTTO LUDWIG LANGE, born on August 21, 1927, in Dortmund;
Assistant at the Systematisch-Geobotanischem Institut of the Göttingen University (1953- 1961);
Dozent at the Botanical Institute of the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt (1961-1963);
Professor of forestal Botany and technical Mycology, Director of the forestal Botanical Garden of the Faculty of Forestry of Göttingen University (1963-1967);
since 1967 Professor of Botany II and Director of the Botanical Garden of Würzburg University;
member of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, Halle/Saale and of the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften;
corresponding member of the Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen.
Michael Evenari and Otto Ludwig Lange have thirty scientific publications in common.