I am very honoured to receive the Otto Hahn Medal 2017 for my PhD work on the influence of language on fundamental aspects of visual perception. 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 Otto Hahn Medal will be awarded on the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft in Heidelberg in June 2018.
The Max Planck Society awards young scientists with the Otto Hahn Medal for outstanding scientific achievements since 1978. The award comes with a monetary sum of 7500 euros as recognition. The prize is intended to motivate especially gifted junior scientists and researchers to pursue a future university or research career. Since 1978, more than 940 scientists and researchers have been awarded the Otto Hahn Medal.