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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.

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 . Climate Research . Earth Sciences . Ecology

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High tech at a lofty height

December 11, 2014

A 325-metre-high climate research tower is being built in the Amazon rainforest [more]

Chemistry . Climate Research . Earth Sciences . Ecology . Microbiology . Plant Research

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The breath of the Earth

August 14, 2013

The amounts of carbon dioxide and other trace gases that vegetation and soil exchange with the atmosphere affect the climate in a variety of ways. Markus Reichstein and his colleagues at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena are analyzing this complex structure. [more]

Climate Research

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The tower in the Taiga

April 08, 2013

High-precision measurement technology and a steel construction nearly as tall as the Eiffel Tower are allowing scientists in Siberia to gain an ever greater understanding of climate change. The research of the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry with ZOTTO would be inconceivable without Russian partners. [more]

Climate Research

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The tower of Gobabeb

February 19, 2013

Scientists from the Jena-based Max Planck Institute establish an outpost of climate research in the Namibian desert [more]

Chemistry . Medicine

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Biology-oriented synthesis (BIOS) – cancer drugs based on natural models

February 27, 2012

Max Planck researchers develop methods to simplify the search for effective substances and their synthesis [more]

Climate Research . Earth Sciences

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“Climate change mitigation through the freeloader effect”

November 29, 2011

An interview with Jochem Marotzke about the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban. [more]

Climate Research . Earth Sciences

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The fate of the big rain

September 23, 2011

Max Planck researcher are investigating the interplay of dry season and monsoon in India and the future outlook for water resource availability [more]

Chemistry . Climate Research

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Breathless in the Megacity

September 22, 2011

Together with an Indian Partner Group of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, Bhola Ram Gurjar is analyzing the pollution in Indian megacities and how badly it is affecting the health of city dwellers. [more]

 
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