A cluster of measures

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A portrait of Lise Meitner

Lise Meitner (1878-1968), pioneer of new physics and research partner of Otto Hahn, was involved in the discovery of nuclear fission more


Migration pays off for songbirds

Migration pays off for songbirds

November 21, 2017

Blackbirds that spend the winter in the south are more likely to survive the cold season than their conspecifics in central Europe


Proteome of the human heart mapped for the first time

November 14, 2017

Researchers identify almost 11,000 different proteins throughout the heart


To trim away a protein

November 16, 2017

Scientists present a novel method to directly and rapidly destroy any protein in any kind of cell



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Videos and Events

Cryptography - tap-proof through randomness

Cryptography - tap-proof through randomness

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.

The Immune System: the school for T Cells

The Immune System: the school for T Cells

Video August 17, 2017

The lamprey is a special case amongst vertebrates because it has no thymus gland. Max Planck scientist Thomas Böhm wants to know how the lamprey copes with bacteria and viruses.

Aesthetics get <br />synthetic

Aesthetics get


Artistic practices and scientific research – how can they benefit one from the other? Workshop November 27th to 28th, 2017 in Potsdam / Golm

From the Institutes

MPI for Demographic Research
Later-borns choose less prestigious programmes at university more
MPI of Biochemistry
Proteome of the human heart mapped for the first time more
MPI for Chemical Ecology
Microbial resident enables beetles to feed on a leafy diet more
MPI for Biophysical Chemistry
To trim away a protein more
MPI for Heart and Lung Research
Lung cancer triggers pulmonary hypertension more
MPI for Ornithology
Migration pays off for songbirds more
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