Max Planck Society Yearbook Highlights
Each year, the Max Planck Society submits a scientific research report in the form of a yearbook to render account of the scientific research performed at its Institutes to the public and its funding providers. The central questions addressed are: where do we stand, and where do we want to go? The Max Planck Institutes are asked to select a suitable work or project from their scientific activities, as far as these have reached a certain degree of completion, and outline the relevant findings and conclusions.To showcase the variety and diversity of topics and projects covered by our researchers, we have selected 15 articles from the 2019 yearbook from our different research sections in a printed booklet - our "Highlights". The yearbook contributions of all Max Planck Institutes are published on the website.
The articles are presented in an accessible format, which seemed particularly suited from a science communication perspective and especially interesting for non-specialist readers. Among the highlights of the 2019 Yearbook are, for example, research results in the field of synthetic biology, autonomous driving, migration research with the help of Facebook, and medical research that is working on a scaffolding for healing nerves.