<p>Landmarks in science</p>

Landmarks in science

June 13, 2018
The Max Planck Society will be coming together for its 69th Annual Meeting from 12 to 14 June in Heidelberg. In addition to its Scientific Members and Supporting Members, the research organisation's main decision-making bodies will also be in attendance. more
“Super happy to be in the team of Stefan Hell”
Jonas Bucevicius is one of over 35 young scientists who will receive awards for their research achievements at the Max Planck Society’s Annual Meeting. The 30-year-old Lithuanian receives the Nobel Prize Fellowship from Stefan Hell. An interview about his research and life in Germany. more
European Inventor Award for fast MRI in medical diagnostics
Jens Frahm wins in the category Research more
Breakthrough in genetic engineering: Emmanuelle Charpentier wins Kavli Prize
Emmanuelle Charpentier, director at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, is among the winners of the international renowned Kavli prize. She is honoured for her pioneering work in developing the CRISPR-Cas9 system, a breakthrough tool for genetic engineering. The award ceremony will take place in Oslo on September 4, 2018. more
Stratmann on the EU budget: “Priority for research is a positive signal”
From a science perspective, the basic structure of the EU financial plan is to be welcomed, according to Max Planck President Martin Stratmann. After all, less money is to go to funding agriculture, and more is to be invested in student exchanges, research and innovation — in brief, the future. more
Six Max Planck researchers land lucrative EU funding
ERC awards Advanced Grants worth up to 2.5 million euros each. more
Detlef Weigel will receive the Barbara McClintock Prize 2019
The scientist from the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen is awarded with the renowned prize for plant genetics and genome studies more
New insights into economic and social change
How do moral and ethical convictions affect local economies and impact global capitalism? This is the fundamental question driving the projects of the new Max Planck Cambridge Centre for Ethics, Economy and Social Change. more
“Let’s feel the spirit of unity”
Bill Hansson, Vice president of the Max Planck Society, talks in an interview about the Max Planck Day, the nationwide, public MPG science event that takes place on September 14th throughout Germany and beyond more
<p>Solving the mystery of the 'Beaker' phenomenon in the Bronze Age</p>
Largest ancient DNA study tracks the spread of 'Beaker' pottery more
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