Pascal Kunert receives trainee award of the Max Planck Society

Once again, an apprentice of the Max Planck Institute for Physics has been awarded. Pascal Kunert (25) completed his apprenticeship as an electronics technician for devices and systems in 2021 with excellent results after a shortened apprenticeship period.

Pascal Kunert holding his certificate for the trainee award (Photo: B. Wankerl/MPP)

The Max Planck Society (MPG) has now honored his special achievements and exceptional commitment with the Apprentice Award. Pascal Kunert is thus just one of several MPP trainees who have received the prize, which is endowed with 750 euros. In 2014 and 2018, this award was already given to industrial mechanics graduates Amanda Baßler and Samuel Dick, and in 2020 to electronics technician Valentin Schaller.

In 2022, 15 of the total of more than 600 trainees at MPG received the trainee award. In a personal letter, President Martin Stratmann congratulated them on this award. A few days ago, Managing Director Dieter Lüst presented Pascal with his certificate in the presence of Training Manager Klaus Salzberger, Olaf Reimann, Head of the Electronics Department, and Human Resources Manager Tobias Scheidl. 

"Pascal was highly deserving of this award," says Klaus Salzberger. "His performance as a trainee was outstanding in every respect. But I also see the award as recognition for the high quality of vocational training at MPP."

Pascal Kunert will remain with the Max Planck Institute as an employee. Since August 2021, he has been employed in the "Electronics Systems" department. With his expertise, he now supports research projects in the fields of dark matter and gamma astronomy.