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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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Behavioural Biology

The power of imitation

June 27, 2013

Researchers show that already in infancy imitation promotes a general pro-social orientation toward others and, in early childhood, is a powerful means of social influence in development [more]

Neurosciences

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Hunger affects decision making and perception of risk

June 25, 2013

Different neural circuits process environmental signals depending on the state of satiation [more]

Quantum Physics

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The invention of the light wheel

June 24, 2013

A new type of light wave extends the possibilities in biology, physics and nanotechnology [more]

Astrophysics

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Outsmarting Heisenberg

June 23, 2013

Physicists from the Max Planck Society and Leibniz Universität Hannover develop a new concept to improve the sensitivity of gravitational-wave detectors [more]

Immunobiology . Infection Biology

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Chlamydia promotes gene mutations

June 20, 2013

Outcome of experimental Chlamydia infections points towards cancer [more]

Earth Sciences . Ecology . Evolutionary Biology

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"Possibly more devastating than previously thought"

June 20, 2013

Leipzig researchers have published new data on volcanic ash, known as the “Campanian Ignimbrite”, which covered wide parts of Europe

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Complex Systems

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The broken symphony of swinging metronomes

June 19, 2013

An experiment with 30 metronomes reveals chimera states which combine aspects of synchrony and of disorder. Researchers had been looking for such states for ten years. [more]

Behavioural Biology

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The rhythm of the Arctic summer

June 19, 2013

Diverse activity patterns of birds during the Arctic breeding season [more]

 
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