Director Prof. Dr. Gerd Leuchs received the Bavarian Maximiliansorden for Science and Art. The award was officially presented on Monday, December 17th by the Bavarian Prime Minister Dr. Markus Söder.
The Bavarian Maximiliansorden for Science and the Arts is awarded in recognition of outstanding achievements in the fields of science and the and represents a particularly prestigious national honor. The award ceremony has taken place every two years since 1980 and German scientists and artists are preferably honored. Currently, 95 people wear the medal.