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The new video by our colleague Jon Parnell from the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research explores the phenomenon of fundamental constants and the Quantum Hall Effect. Featuring Nobel Prize Laureate Klaus von Klitzing.

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Our daily life is increasingly dominated by computers - whether we like it or not. This digital network is both a blessing and a curse. 

Our networked world

Our daily life is increasingly dominated by computers - whether we like it or not. This digital network is both a blessing and a curse.  [more]

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Coal, catalysis and plastics: the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research marked its centenary with a celebratory event on 24 August

Coal, catalysis and plastics

August 18, 2014

Coal, catalysis and plastics: the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research marked its centenary with a celebratory event on 24 August [more]
ESA's space probe Rosetta has reached the destination of its more than ten year long journey through space. On August 6 at 11:30 a.m. (Central European Summer Time) ESA's control station in Darmstadt (Germany) picked up the long awaited signal: Rosetta has arrived at the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Spaceprobe Rosetta reaches her destination comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko

ESA's space probe Rosetta has reached the destination of its more than ten year long journey through space. On August 6 at 11:30 a.m. (Central European Summer Time) ESA's control station in Darmstadt (Germany) picked up the long awaited signal: Rosetta has arrived at the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. [more]
Reinhard Jahn, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, has been selected as the recipient of the international Heinrich Wieland Prize for his paradigmatic studies on membrane fusion, synaptic vesicles, and neurotransmitter release – processes that occur when cells grow, transport substances, or signal.

Fusion for brain signals

August 08, 2014

Reinhard Jahn, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, has been selected as the recipient of the international Heinrich Wieland Prize for his paradigmatic studies on membrane fusion, synaptic vesicles, and neurotransmitter release – processes that occur when cells grow, transport substances, or signal. [more]
"This is an interesting time in the history of science to be heading Max Planck." A Nature Medicine interview with new President Martin Stratmann about his vision for the Max Planck Society.

Straight talk: interview with Max Planck President Martin Stratmann

"This is an interesting time in the history of science to be heading Max Planck." A Nature Medicine interview with new President Martin Stratmann about his vision for the Max Planck Society. [more]
 
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