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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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Max Planck Society statement dated 18 September 2014

September 18, 2014

In the light of the stern TV programme broadcast on 10 September 2014, which included illegally recorded video sequences showing the animal facility at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, the President of the Max Planck Society requested the Head of the German Primate Center, Professor Stefan Treue, to carry out an in situ review of the situation. [more]

Max Planck authors can now publish for free in PeerJ

Publishing plan deal signed with PeerJ entitling any Max Planck author to publish their research in PeerJ at no cost to themselves [more]
Stephen O’Rahilly and Jeffrey M. Friedman investigate the causes of obesity

The 2014 Zülch Award – weighty award for medical doctors

September 10, 2014

Stephen O’Rahilly and Jeffrey M. Friedman investigate the causes of obesity [more]
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.

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. [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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