We live in a complex world. Mankind, goods and knowledge - everthing is increasingly in motion. And the challenges we face have global dimensions and implications: healthcare, climate change, increase in population, a need to more sustainability and reasonable handling of resources. To name only a few, these are the topics driving our scientists at our more than 80 Max Planck Institutes.
Frontier research is a high risk mission, requiring high trust, too. The results are at times not predictable, nonetheless this search is what drives us to push forward and exceed boundaries of knowledge. Our researchers are pioneers in science and inspire the world with groundbreaking results.
Research in Germany is largely state-funded, because knowledge is a publicly invaluable good. Knowledge is essential for progress: technologies and medical care improve our lives and ensure economic prosperity. Nevertheless, public funding alone at times does not suffice, as our scientists find themselves in a tough international competition. At these "Olympic Games of mind" the Max Planck Society can only stand up to and succeed when donors support our research, too.
Excellent frontier research also requires outstanding support. Donating to the Max Planck Society is more than just giving money - our donors support cutting edge scientific results with their name and reputation. Open minded and courageous, our scientists already seek answers to questions yet to be asked. You as a donor, with with an entrepreneurial mind and spirit, are courageous and responsible. Succeeding as a visionary is part of your set of beliefs. So join us on this frontier journey - you are in best company.
Image: Stefan Hell, Nobel laureate 2014. © Ansgar Prudenz