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Light is the elixir of life, inspiration for artists and an indispensable tool in science and technology. Reason enough for UNESCO to proclaim 2015 as the International Year of Light. And a good opportunity to dedicate the focus of our magazine to this topic: discover how Max Planck scientists work with optical tweezers, film the movements of electrons, or analyse the painting by Caravaggio.

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Light is the elixir of life, inspiration for artists and an indispensable tool in science and technology. Reason enough for UNESCO to proclaim 2015 as the International Year of Light. And a good opportunity to dedicate the focus of our magazine to this topic: discover how Max Planck scientists work with optical tweezers, film the movements of electrons, or analyse the painting by Caravaggio. [more]
The Max Planck Society in figures. All the facts in PDF format to download.

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The Max Planck Society in figures. All the facts in PDF format to download. [more]

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Genetic analysis of a 40,000-year-old jawbone from Romania reveals that early modern humans interbred with Neandertals when they first came to Europe.

An early European had a close Neandertal ancestor

June 22, 2015

Genetic analysis of a 40,000-year-old jawbone from Romania reveals that early modern humans interbred with Neandertals when they first came to Europe. [more]
This Monday, the scientific program of the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting kicked off with a lecture by Max Planck Director Stefan W. Hell on light microscopy. Until July 3, around 650 young scientists from nearly 90 countries are meeting with the luminaries of their trade on Lake Constance. Among them are 19 young researchers from Max Planck Institutes.

Young researchers meet up with Nobel Prize Laureates

June 29, 2015

This Monday, the scientific program of the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting kicked off with a lecture by Max Planck Director Stefan W. Hell on light microscopy. Until July 3, around 650 young scientists from nearly 90 countries are meeting with the luminaries of their trade on Lake Constance. Among them are 19 young researchers from Max Planck Institutes. [more]
Springer has acquired the three pioneering &lsquo;living&rsquo; open access journals: <em>Living Reviews in Relativity </em>(impact factor 19.25),<em> Living Reviews in Solar Physics </em>(impact factor 17.64) and the recently launched journal<em> Living Reviews in Computational Astrophysics</em> from the Max Planck Society. &nbsp;

Three Open Access journals move to Springer

June 24, 2015

Springer has acquired the three pioneering ‘living’ open access journals: Living Reviews in Relativity (impact factor 19.25), Living Reviews in Solar Physics (impact factor 17.64) and the recently launched journal Living Reviews in Computational Astrophysics from the Max Planck Society.   [more]
Plant researcher from Potsdam studied plant metabolic pathways and went on to further develop his findings in successful spin-off companies.

A pioneer in metabolomics: Lothar Willmitzer wins Stifterverband 2015 Science Prize

June 16, 2015

Plant researcher from Potsdam studied plant metabolic pathways and went on to further develop his findings in successful spin-off companies. [more]
<p class="Vorspann">On Wednesday, the Max Planck Society gathered in Berlin for its 66<sup>th</sup> Annual Meeting. In addition to the Directors of the Max Planck Institutes and the Society’s Supporting Members, the research organization’s major decision-making bodies also convened. The highlight of the two-day meeting was the Plenary Assembly on Thursday, which was attended by Johanna Wanka, Federal Minister for Education and Research, and Stefan Hell, the recently crowned Nobel Prize laureate.</p>

The Max Planck Society met in Berlin

June 16, 2015

On Wednesday, the Max Planck Society gathered in Berlin for its 66th Annual Meeting. In addition to the Directors of the Max Planck Institutes and the Society’s Supporting Members, the research organization’s major decision-making bodies also convened. The highlight of the two-day meeting was the Plenary Assembly on Thursday, which was attended by Johanna Wanka, Federal Minister for Education and Research, and Stefan Hell, the recently crowned Nobel Prize laureate.

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