Swiss Commission for Polar and High Altitude Research

This Commission serves as a strategic body for the Swiss community in polar and high altitude research and represents their scientific interests nationally as well as internationally. In order to promote young talents, it awards the Prix de Quervain.

Prix de Quervain

Called after the Swiss Arctic researcher Alfred de Quervain (1879-1927), this prize honours young scientists for outstanding MA, PhD or Postdoc works. The Swiss Commission for Polar and High Altitude Research awards the prize together with the Swiss Commission of the High Altitude Research Station Jungfraujoch and the Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research.

 

The prize is awarded annually, alternating between polar and high altitude research. Laureates

 

The award ceremony is part of a symposium that is open to the public and at which will the laureates present their research. Symposia

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Swiss Commission for Polar and High Altitude Research

Dr Roger Pfister, Head
House of Academies
Laupenstrasse 7
P.O. Box
3001 Bern