Press and Public Relations

Department of Communication

Here you can find the contact persons in the Press and Public Relations department.
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MaxPlanckApp

You can now also receive research news from the Max Planck Institutes via an app available from the iTunes store or directly here as an Android version.

MaxPlanckApp

You can now also receive research news from the Max Planck Institutes via an app available from the iTunes store or directly here as an Android version. [more]

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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Evolutionary Biology

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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]

Astronomy

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Hot lava flows on Venus

June 19, 2015

Using a camera onboard of the space probe Venus Express,  scientists discover strong evidence for active volcanism [more]

Evolutionary Biology . Social and Behavioural Sciences

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Three-year-olds help victims of injustice

June 18, 2015

Young children are just as likely to respond to the needs of another individual as they are to their own [more]

Astronomy

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Twisted magnetic field in galaxy IC 342

June 18, 2015

Researchers hope for clues to the formation of Milky Way systems [more]

Cognitive Science . Neurosciences

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Alzheimer’s spares long-term musical memory

June 18, 2015

Max Planck researchers discover the anatomic reasons for the persistence of musical memory in Alzheimer patients [more]

Climate Research . Cultural Studies

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Climate change: boating in the desert

June 17, 2015

Lake Mungo may have inspired Australians to reinvent boat use in the middle of the desert 24,000 years ago [more]

Astrophysics

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NOEMA takes a look into a distant stellar delivery room

June 16, 2015

The new millimetre radio telescope provides its first image [more]

Astronomy

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Philae sends signs of life

June 15, 2015

The lander of the Rosetta mission is awake and sending back data from the surface of the comet 67P / Churyumov-Gerasimenko [more]

 
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