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Realistic avatars for the virtual zoo

June 21, 2018

On the basis of a few photos alone, a new technique creates realistic avatars of animals that look and move like real animals.

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The Janus head of the South Asian monsoon

The Janus head of the South Asian monsoon

June 20, 2018

The world's largest weather phenomenon efficiently purifies the air of pollutants, but also distributes them across the globe

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On the path to an artificial cell

On the path to an artificial cell

June 20, 2018

With the integration of a rudimentary metabolic function into a tiny droplet, a step has been made towards advancing the borders of life

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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.

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Brood failure in blue tits more
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