Events, Lectures, Podium Discussions

The Max Planck Symposium is an intensive, two-day career conference serving as a platform to connect international Max Planck Alumni and Max Planck Early Career Researchers of all disciplines and Institutes. The topic of every symposium is suggested and realized by the participants themselves, who are then supported by high level experts and invited guests. Following two years of completely digital symposia, we'll attempt a hybrid symposium in 2022 with a limited 100 participation slots at the Harnack-House and unlimited participation slots online. The main programme with keynotes, focus talks, workshops and panels will take place from 2pm - 8pm, allowing the participation from all time zones. Additionally, all onsite participants will have the opportunity to participate in exciting onsite satellite events, such as an onboarding brunch with external guests, a cultural running dinner, and a Berlin rooftop mixer. [more]
Ian Hatton and his team including scientists from Spain, Australia, Israel and Canada were able to prove an assumption that biologists already made in the 1970s: humans have upset the natural balance of biomass in the oceans. [more]
As of today around 66% of the total German population is fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and in Israel about 65% whereas the worldwide rate stands by 38%. The global pandemic is not yet over and the vaccination campaign continues at full speed. But what will follow as the coronavirus still continues to mutate?” On November 11th 2021 at 6:30 p.m. the Max Planck Society and the Israeli Consulate General in Munich cordially invite you to discuss this question in regard to the topic of mRNA research and its important contribution in the fight against Covid-19 together with three pioneering experts. [more]
Eruptions and earthquakes have left their mark on the city of Naples. How have these disasters shaped the city’s art and architecture and the mindset of people living with natural threats? [more]

"Water, more expensive than gold"

The Max Planck Symposium is an intensive, two-day career conference serving as a platform to connect international Max Planck Alumni and Max Planck Early Career Researchers of all disciplines and Institutes. The topic of every symposium is suggested and realized by the participants themselves, who are then supported by high level experts and invited guests. [more]
The genome of the original tea plant could meanwhile be decoded. Does the information gained from it provide the possibility of cultivating particularly healthy tea plants or even varieties requiring less fertilizer than traditional plants? [more]
The Max Planck Society is a lead partner of the Gender Summit 2021. The online event will take place from 14-16.4.21, participation is free of charge [more]

Berlin Science Week 2020. Program by the Max Planck Society

Events in Berlin
The Berlin Science Week is an international festival that brings together the world’s most innovative scientific organisations to celebrate science, to connect and to engage the local and international science community with the public. The Max Planck Society will highlight people and research projects of four Max Planck Institutes as part of the program which this year becomes a global virtual showcase, with free digital access for everyone. [more]
The Max Planck Symposium is an intensive, three-day career conference serving as a platform to connect international Max Planck Alumni and Max Planck Early Career Researchers of all disciplines and Institutes. The topic of every symposium is suggested and realized by the participants themselves, who are then supported by high level experts and invited guests. [more]

How does the brain make decisions? Courses and curses of choices.

The Max Planck Forum in Cooperation with the Consulate General of the State of Israel for Southern Germany
The brain is still a mysterious organ. One of its most important functions is making decisions – but how does it do this? And what happens when decision-making goes wrong? The Max Planck Forum in cooperation with the Israeli Consulate General will address both these questions in April, integrating perspectives from neuroscience, psychology and neurology. [more]
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