It hit me like a bolt out of the blue when I learned from a telephone call two years ago that I would be the 2008 recipient of the Dana Medal. Previous evaluations of my research qualification had provided not such a positive view. Anonymous reports testified that my research methodology is rather old-fashioned, lacking innovative aspects. On the positive site it was also mentioned that I am a hard worker, which I already knew from corresponding statements of my parents and my wife: “What you cannot achieve with intelligence you must make up for with hard work.” Struggling in...

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