Images with meaning

An interview with Olivier Morin from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. Morin and his team investigate how communication functions across time and space. more

Gamifying language

"The Color Game" is a game app with scientific benefits. Players take up the challenge of communicating colours to each other using only symbols. By studying how the use of the symbols changes over time, the research team hopes to learn more about how real languages evolve. more

News


Savanna chimpanzees suffer from heat stress

Savanna chimpanzees suffer from heat stress

May 15, 2018

Regulating their body temperature to prevent overheating is a burden for chimpanzees living in the African savanna.

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Stone age hepatitis B virus decoded

Stone age hepatitis B virus decoded

May 14, 2018

Study recovers oldest viral genomes, and shows the hepatitis B virus has been circulating in Europe for at least 7,000 years

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Giant swirls on the Sun

Giant swirls on the Sun

May 08, 2018

The waves that now have now been found on the Sun are similar to those controlling weather on Earth.

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Meeting up for summer school

Max Planck Institutes from Hamburg to Rome offer courses specifically for external participants and will reach about 900 young scientists from master’s students to postdocs this year.

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Successful research - also with a baby

Successful research - also with a baby

We are helping young scientists finance childcare for their children aged between three and thirty-six months

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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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Videos and Events


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.

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 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.

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.

From the Institutes


MPI for Tax Law and Public Finance
Hostility towards minorities can be contagious more
MPI for the Science of Human History
Stone age hepatitis B virus decoded more
MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology
Savanna chimpanzees suffer from heat stress more
MPI for the Science of Human History
The evolution of language? There’s an app for that! more
MPI for the Science of Human History
Images with meaning more
MPI for Ornithology (Radolfzell)
Storks on the wing more
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