First-ever picture of a black hole

A 30-metre eye in the Sierra Nevada

The IRAM antenna is part of the Event Horizon Telescope more

“An astounding coincidence with theory”

Max Planck Director Anton Zensus on the first observation of the shadow of a black hole more

The mystery of the dark bodies

The idea that black holes exist dates back to the 18th century more

News


A not so typical colleague

April 02, 2019

People with an autism spectrum disorder often have difficulties in finding regular, paid employment because there are still many misconceptions about the condition.

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A new force awakens

April 02, 2019

Newly discovered physical force contributes to proper development of the red flour beetle

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Malaria: It’s all about the mosquito

April 01, 2019

The relative frequency of two mosquito species determines the risk of transmission to humans

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Recruitment Programs & Job Offers


More annual days of holiday for PhD students

More annual days of holiday for PhD students

March 22, 2019

Executive Board of Max Planck Society decides to increase vacation entitlement to 30 days

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Innovative training programmes for Phd students

Innovative training programmes for Phd students

Talented German and foreign junior scientists are offered the opportunity to earn a doctorate under excellent research conditions. A shared characteristics of the graduate programmes at Max Planck Institutes is a close colloboration with universities.

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Current Job Offers

Current Job Offers

Fancy new challenges? Here you will find current vacancies of the Max Planck Society and its institutes. Find the right job for your profile

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Publications


Living and working in Germany
Annual Report 2017
MaxPlanckResearch 2/2018

Videos and Events


Flight and trauma

Flight and trauma

Video March 15, 2018

Traumatic experiences arising from flight from war zones can lead to distressing symptoms, which impair everyday life.

The school for T Cells

The school for T Cells

Video August 17, 2017

The lamprey has no thymus gland. Max Planck scientist Thomas Böhm wants to know how it copes with bacteria and viruses.

Cryptography

Cryptography

Video May 04, 2017

In principle, almost any encryption key can be broken - all you need is the right computing power. The situation is different, however, with quantum cryptography. Gerd Leuchs is researching this encryption technology of the future.

Climate: how the earth breathes

Climate: how the earth breathes

Video February 06, 2017

Researchers understand Earth’s climate system very accurately by now. For a long time, however, an important piece of the puzzle remained very elusive - the role played by vegetation and soils.

MaxPlanck-Bristol Centre for Minimal Biology

MaxPlanck-Bristol Centre for Minimal Biology

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Interfaces of matter and life are the focus of the new Max Planck Bristol Centre for Minimal Biology. Prof. Imre Berger from Bristol University explains the topic.

From the Institutes


MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology
Multiple Denisovan-related ancestries in Papuans more
MPI for Demographic Research
Lower pension, shorter life more
MPI for Extraterrestrial Physics
The mystery of the dark bodies more
MPI for Radio Astronomy
First-ever image of a black hole more
MPI for Radio Astronomy
“An astounding coincidence with theory” more
MPI for Radio Astronomy
A 30-metre eye in the Sierra Nevada more

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