Otto Hahn Medal

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Otto Hahn Medal
Awarded for Outstanding scientific achievement by junior scientists.
Country Germany
Presented by Max Planck Society
First awarded 1978
Official website http://www.mpg.de/290879/Otto_Hahn_Medal

The Otto Hahn Medal (German: Otto-Hahn-Medaille) is awarded by the Max Planck Society to young scientists and researchers in both the natural and social sciences. The prestigious award takes its name from the German chemist and Nobel Prize laureate Otto Hahn, who served as the first president of the Max Planck Society from 1948 to 1960.

The medal is awarded annually to a maximum of 30 junior scientists in recognition of outstanding scientific achievement in three thematized sections: 1) Biological-Medical, 2) Chemical-Physical-Engineering, and 3) Social Science-Humanities. It is accompanied by a monetary award of €7,500. Medalists are awarded during a ceremony at the General Meeting of the Max Planck Society, taking place annually in alternating locales in Germany.

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