One of the institute's doctoral graduates, and current visiting researcher, Hanjo Hamann received dissertation prizes from Esche Schümann Commichau foundation (Hamburg) in April 2014, the University of Bonn and Deutsche Telekom corporation (Bonn) in May 2014, as well as the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science (Munich) in June 2014 for his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Evidence Based Jurisprudence. Methods and Epistemic Value of Empirical Research in Law, With Examples From Corporate Law".
The latest of these prizes, the Otto Hahn Medal For Junior Scientists Of The Max Planck Society, is named after the society's first president, German Nobel laureate Otto Hahn. The medal comes with a prize money of 7,500 Euro and was awarded to Hamann and eight other junior researchers from the humanities and social sciences at this year's general meeting of Max Planck Society in Munich on June 4th, 2014.
Hamann's thesis will be published in Germany by Mohr Siebeck publishers (Tübingen) during the second half of 2014. An accompanying research article is forthcoming in the Berkeley Business Law Journal (BBLJ), volume 11 issue 1 (2014).