Batene receives the Max Planck-Startup Award

The Stifterverband recognizes the start-up for its technology that enhances the power and cost-effectiveness of batteries more

Max Planck spin-off develops more efficient batteries

Batene starts with ten million euros in seed financing more

More start-ups, please!

MAXpreneurs aims to strengthen the start-up culture at the Max Planck Institutes more

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Do apes have humor?
Great apes playfully tease each other, as a study of the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior shows
EMTs saving a person with an defillibrator and tajing it to the ambulance
Core problem of urban-rural divide is not a lack of emergency care for heart attacks, but poorer disease prevention in rural areas
Housing estate at dusk with street lighting
Criminologists use Virtual Reality to assess the impact of street lighting and watching-eyes interventions


vfl. Amelie Heuer-Jungemann, Benjamin Vernot,, Tristan Wagner and Matthias Fischer
Four Max Planck projects secure the ERC Consolidator Grants 2023
The path to a doctorate
When it comes to training and supporting doctoral students, Max Planck institutes have a wealth of experience to call on. They cooperate closely with the universities through which the doctorates are officially awarded.

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Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior, Radolfzell / Constance
February 20, 2024

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Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin
February 20, 2024

Postdoc (f/m/d) | Molecular and Computational Analyses of 3D Genome Regulation

Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences, Göttingen
February 20, 2024


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From the Institutes

MPI for Chemistry
Searching for clues in the history book of the ocean more
MPI for Gravitational Physics
What fuels the powerful engine of neutron star mergers? more
MPI for Molecular Genetics
Peaceful co-existence with genomic parasites more
MPI for Extraterrestrial Physics
eROSITA relaxes cosmological tension more
MPI for Human Development, et al.
How our brain evaluates options for decision making more
MPI for Astronomy
Migration solves exoplanet puzzle more
MPI for Plant Breeding Research
The regulation of genetic information exchange more
MPI for Multidisciplinary Sciences
New insights into the cell’s labeling machine more
MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology
Thailand’s Iron Age Log Coffin culture more
MPI of Animal Behavior
In wild orangutans social learning is affected by ecology more
MPI for Radio Astronomy
Magnetic launching of black hole jets in Perseus A more
MPI for Multidisciplinary Sciences
It is in our genes – and how our genome folds in 3D more
MPI for Nuclear Physics
Astrophysical Jet Caught in a “Speed Trap” more
MPI for Radio Astronomy
New radiotelescope launches survey of the southern sky more
MPI for Marine Microbiology
Don’t overeat more
MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization
Wobbling particles in the sky more


Cell droplet research

Cell droplet research

A new hope for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. A film about the research of Anthony Hyman, who was awared the Koerber Prize 2022 and the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences 2023.
Flight and Trauma

Flight and Trauma

Traumatic experiences from fleeing war zones can lead to distressing symptoms, which impair everyday life. Now with Ukranian sub-titles.
COVID-19 vaccine: From vaccination to medication

COVID-19 vaccine: From vaccination to medication

Three pioneering experts - Uğur Şahin, Tzachi Pilpel and Patrick Cramer - discussed the future of combating Covid-19, 11th November 2021.
Optogenetics | briefly explained

Optogenetics | briefly explained

Turning nerve cells on and off using pulses of light. Optogenetics is a relatively new field that uses light to control genetically modified cells. It is based on light-activated membrane proteins, such as bacteriorhodopsin or channelrhodopsin, that are built into nerve cells.
Four questions for Raisa Sherif

Four questions for Raisa Sherif

Raisa Sherif,  now a senior research fellow at Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, talks about her work, what advice she has for girls who want to become researchers, and the challenges of becoming a researcher.

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