The Excellence Initiative pursued by Germany’s federal government has acted as a catalyst in stimulating and accelerating the process of differentiation in the German university landscape.
Environment & Climate
More than 480 different sections of meadow in the Saale
valley near Jena form the test area for a unique biodiversity experiment.
Culture & Society
Cybernetics experts are using the world’s first omnidirectional platform to study how the brains of walkers combine hearing, seeing and feeling.
Many years passed before the new physics discovered by
Max Planck was explained mathematically and established
as quantum mechanics.
A psycholinguist has been visiting the Trobriand Islands for 25 years and has experienced dramatic changes in the inhabitants’ language and culture.
Initially, Joshua R. Goldstein didn’t know exactly where Rostock was located. However, he was lured by the excellent reputation of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research – and recently took over as Director.