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Alumnus of the Berlin School of Mind and Brain honored

Max Planck Society awards Otto Hahn Medal to Emiliano Zaccarella

Emiliano Zaccarella joined Humboldt-Universität's Berlin School of Mind and Brain in October 2010 and defended his thesis on “Breaking down complexity: the neural basis of the syntactic merge mechanism in the human brain” in 2015 at the University of Potsdam.

The Otto Hahn Medal was awarded in June 2018 at the 69th annual general meeting of the Max Planck Society in Heidelberg. Emiliano Zaccarella's supervisors were Prof. Dr. Angela Friederici (Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig) and Prof. Dr. Isabell Wartenburger (Universität Potsdam).

Currently, Dr. Zaccarella is a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig.

The first alumnus ot the Berlin School of Mind and Brain to win the Otto Hahn Medal was Dr. Daniel Margulies in 2011.

About the Max Planck Society

Each year, the Max Planck Society (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) honors up to 30 young scientists and researchers with the Otto Hahn Medal. The award recognizes outstanding academic and scientific achievements and comes with 7,500 Euro as recognition. The Otto Hahn Medal is intended to motivate especially gifted scientists and researchers to pursue a future university or research career. Since 1978, more than 970 scientists and researchers have been awarded the Otto Hahn Medal.

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Website Berlin School of Mind and Brain

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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Berlin School of Mind and Brain

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