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This year ten researchers – including four women and six men – will receive the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize, the most important award for early career researchers in Germany. The recipients were chosen by a selection committee in Bonn appointed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). They will each be presented with the €20,000 prize on 5 May in Berlin.
The awards ceremony for the 2020 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizes took place virtually on 12 November. Additionally, a film presents the laudations, words of greeting, and the laureates.