The Max Planck Society honours the physicist for her science communication during the COVID-19 pandemic


Protecting ourselves against Internet manipulation

February 12, 2021
Tips from a behavioral science perspective

The light side of the Force

February 12, 2021
Researchers have found out that a semiconductor can be converted to a metal and back more quickly than it was previously thought possible using laser light

Atomic nuclei in the quantum swing

February 19, 2021
The extremely precise control of nuclear excitations opens up possibilities of ultra-precise atomic clocks and powerful nuclear batteries

Recruitment Programs & Job Offers

Support on the way to the top

Are you interested in becoming a Elisabeth Schiemann fellow? Recommendations for new members of the Kolleg are now possible until 31st March 2021

Innovative training programmes for Phd students

Talented German and foreign junior scientists are offered the opportunity to earn a doctorate under excellent research conditions

Job Offers

PostDoc (m/f/d) | Model Data Integration

Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena
March 02, 2021

Predoctoral Researcher (f/m/d) | Active Learning and Theories of Curiosity in Humans and Machines

Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin
March 02, 2021

Postdoctoral Associate (f/m/d) | Computational Biology

Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin
March 02, 2021


Videos and Events

Nobel Prize in Chemistry for Emmanuelle Charpentier

Video October 07, 2020
Live recording of the press conference on October 7, 2020 at the Science Forum in Berlin

Spot On - Rosalia Engchuan

Video February 10, 2020
Anthropologist Rosalia Engchuan looks at how Indonesian filmmakers respond to the challenges of their social and environmental surroundings and how they influence the development of moral values, for example, through solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community.

Parrots help others to find food

Video January 10, 2020
Parrots exhibit a high level of social intelligence and cooperativeness. Moreover, they reciprocate received favours and do not appear jealous, if conspecifics obtain a better reward than themselves.

Synthetic Chloroplast Production using a Microfluidic platform

Video May 13, 2020
Cell-sized droplets equipped with natural and synthetic parts are able to perform photosynthesis. In the future, they could serve as bioreactors for the sustainable, light driven fixation of CO2 into value-added compounds.

Flight and trauma

Video March 15, 2018
Traumatic experiences arising from flight from war zones can lead to distressing symptoms, which impair everyday life.

MaxPlanck-Bristol Centre for Minimal Biology

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 Marine Microbiology
New form of symbiosis discovered more
MPI of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Organizing genetic material into pockets more
MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences
Belowground biodiversity in motion more
MPI of Biochemistry, et al.
Structure of serotonin receptor in presence of lipids resolved more
MPI for Marine Microbiology
Sweet marine particles resist hungry bacteria more
MPI of Biochemistry
Measuring the tRNA world more
MPI for Intelligent Systems
World's first video of a space-time crystal more
MPI of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
Drop the stress more
MPI of Quantum Optics
Quantum systems learn joint computing more
Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI)
The fruit fly and its comb-shaped neurons more
MPI for Gravitational Physics (Hannover)
Einstein@Home reveals mysterious gamma-ray source more
MPI of Psychiatry
Mapping the Stress Axis in Detail more
MPI of Molecular Plant Physiology
How plants stabilize their water pipes more
MPI of Neurobiology
In a tight spot more

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