Thomas Henning receives the Karl Schwarzschild Medal<br /> 

Prof. Dr. Thomas Henning, Director of the Planet and Star Formation (PSF) Department at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg, Germany, will receive the prestigious Karl Schwarzschild Medal of the German Astronomical Society (AG). The important award will be presented to him on September 12, 2023, during the annual meeting of the German Astronomical Society in Berlin.

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