How can we better prepare ourselves for tropical storms or droughts? Jochem Marotzke investigates fluctuations in the Atlantic’s ocean currents, which are a major factor in such extreme climatic conditions. He can precisely forecast them until 2014.
The Max Planck PhDnet has formulated and published a binding "best practice document" in collaboration with the Max Planck directors, which structures and optimizes PhD students’ education, supervision and time planning.
Burkhard Hess is Founding Director of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law. An interview with him about life in Luxembourg, the fascination of establishing a new institute and the main focal points of his research.
The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law was formally inaugurated with an opening ceremony on 8 May. It is the first Max Planck institute in the field of law located outside Germany and represents an important addition to the Society’s research portfolio in the field of jurisprudence.
Disney presents the lives of chimpanzees in the wild on the big screen – with the help of primatology researchers from Leipzig. Tobias Deschner reports on the experience of working with the camera team and the animal protagonists.
Lisa Kaltenegger (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy & Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) on the newly discovered, potentially habitable planets Kepler-62e and Kepler-62f - the best candidates for habitable, earth-like planets we know.