Sebastian Pflugbeil, Germany
2012 in Heiden
The physicist Sebastian Pflugbeil was a co-founder of the New Forum in the German Democratic Republic in 1989. He was minister without portfolio in the last Modrow government led by the SED and responsible for the fact that the Greifswald and Rheinsberg nuclear power plants were shut down and no longer built. He later researched the causes of increased leukaemia rates around the Krümmel nuclear power plant and the victims of Chernobyl and Fukushima. He received the NFFA for his life's work.