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MaxPlanckResearch

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]

Max Planck mobile

MaxPlanckApp now also available for Android devices

April 08, 2014

We are expanding our mobile offering: The Max Planck App is now also available for Android smartphones, besides the existing iPhone version. A summary of our digital information for easy download.
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Current news and trends from basic research

Our app gives you mobile access 24/7  to the latest scientific news from the Max Planck institutes, in podcasts, videos and background information. In addition to recent press releases and news sorted by research field, you will also find links to our research facilities, displayed in an online map, as well as a review of the history of the Max Planck Society and its predecessor organisation, the Kaiser Wilhelm Society. Entertaining podcasts and videos from our YouTube channel round out the offering. Depending on your smartphone’s language settings, information will be displayed in either German or English.

The Max Planck App combines the topicality of the website with the principle of mobility: “Whether on a train, in the underground or in a café: if you’re interested in the research going on at Max Planck institutes you can access the latest news directly on your smartphone,” says Christina Beck, Head of the Department for Science and Corporate Communication. The new offering targets schoolchildren and students in particular: “Smartphones have already replaced the traditional means of accessing the Internet through a PC or laptop for this target group.”

Download our app directly onto your smartphone:

MaxPlanckResearch as an e-magazine

Science light: Read MaxPlanckResearch, the Max Planck Society’s science magazine, as an e-magazine for free on your iPad or Android tablet. The e-magazine presents the story behind the stories – thoroughly researched and clearly written. Renowned science journalists take a look around our institutes and watch our researchers at work providing you with first-hand insight into what drives science today - and what will stimulate it tomorrow.

Each issue features a particular topic focus besides offering the latest news in brief, as well as reports from the worlds of physics & astronomy, biology & medicine, materials & technology, environment & climate, and culture & society. The e-magazine appears four times a year – in the original German and in English translation. Subscribe to the new e-magazine to have all issues of the magazine on your iPad or Android tablet:

 
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