Otto Hahn Medal

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The Otto Hahn Medal has been awarded since 1978. The Max Planck Society honors up to 30 (up to and including 2010 a maximum of 40) young scientists for outstanding scientific achievements that they have achieved in their doctorate . The award of the medal is (as of 2017) associated with an acknowledgment of € 7,500 each.

From 1978 to 2017, more than 900 scientists were awarded the Otto Hahn Medal. The award is presented during the annual general meeting of the Max Planck Society in the following year. The medal is named after the nuclear chemist and Nobel Prize winner Otto Hahn , who was President of the Max Planck Society from 1948 to 1960.

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