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Eva Reinisch receives prestigious Otto Hahn Medal
Each year, the Max Planck Society awards up to 30 young scientists and researchers for outstanding scientific achievements. Eva Reinisch of MPI's Adaptive Listening group received this prestigious award for her dissertation in 2010 about listeners' use of temporal information to recognise spoken words in their native language. On June 8, 2011, there will be an official ceremony in Berlin.
May 2, 2011
Since 1978, the Max Planck Society has honoured up to 30 young scientists and researchers each year with the Otto Hahn Medal for outstanding scientific achievements. The German chemist and Nobel Prize laureate Otto Hahn was the first president of the Max Planck Society from 1948 to 1960.
Gifted junior scientists
The prize is intended to motivate especially gifted junior scientists and researchers to pursue a future university or research career. The award comes with a monetary sum as recognition. Since 1978, more than 800 scientists and researchers have been awarded the Otto Hahn Medal. The award is presented during the general meeting of the Max Planck Society in the following year.
'The prize came as a total surprise', admits Eva Reinisch. 'It really means a lot to me. I didn't know that my promotors and supervisor suggested me for the prize. I hope that it will help me to build a career in science...'