The Weissenberg award
is the finest rheology award in Europe. It is handed out every year of the Annual European Rheology Conference. Nominations by ESR members are handled by the Award Committee and the awardee receives the award statue at the AERC.
The award statue is designed by the Swedish designer Maria Olofsson in glass to capture the feeling of a frozen flow. The interior drop of blue glass represents the source of knowledge. The climbing plant and the leaves shows the symbolizes the strive for new knowledge and the persistence of the awardee. Finally, the gold color symbolizes victory and glory.