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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Chemistry

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Elemental metamorphosis

December 17, 2015

With very high pressure chemical elements could be examined under new aspects [more]

Astronomy . Astrophysics

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A pathfinder for gravitational waves

December 02, 2015

Max Planck researchers play a leading role in the LISA Pathfinder space mission [more]

Social and Behavioural Sciences

Developmental Biology . Evolutionary Biology

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A model for ageing

August 06, 2015

Life is short, especially for the killifish, Nothobranchius furzeri: It lives for only a few months and then its time is up. During that short lifespan it passes through every phase of life from larva to venerable old fish. [more]

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]

 
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