Research Magazine

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.

Light

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]

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Cultural Studies

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“Light also has a cultural history”

May 27, 2015

Interview with Jürgen Renn and Matthias Schemmel from the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science about a phenomenon which is both familiar and mysterious [more]

Astrophysics

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The cosmos quakes

May 27, 2015

How Max Planck researchers near Hanover listen for gravitational waves [more]

Astronomy

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A solar eclipse sheds light on physics

May 26, 2015

Observations of the cosmic shadow dance on 29 May 1919 substantiated a new scientific view of the world [more]

Astronomy

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In the realm of eternal ice

April 22, 2015

In the realm of eternal ice Celestial bodies made up of frozen water orbit not only at the outer limits of our solar system but also further inside [more]

Astronomy

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Pluto – a dwarf in the darkness

April 22, 2015

The celestial body seems to be Ceres’ big brother and will soon receive a visit from a space probe [more]

Astronomy

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Vesta – Ceres’ little sister

April 20, 2015

The asteroid is rockier and mineralogically more varied than the current destination of the Dawn mission [more]

Cultural Studies . Social and Behavioural Sciences

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New social diversity in global cities

April 02, 2015

Comparatively conceiving, observing and visualising diversification in public urban spaces [more]

 

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Partial solar eclipse over Germany

March 20, 2015

In the morning of March 20th it was possible to view this impressive natural phenomenon using special eye protection [more]

 
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