Ageing and slipstream effects restrict the actual yield – 20 percent of the difference remains unclear

Great response to Lise Meitner Excellence Program 2018

First research group leaders have been selected more

FAQs: Lise Meitner Excellence Program

Answers to all your questions about the Lise Meitner Excellence Program - application procedures, selection process, resources and more. more

Early autonomy and a budget of your own

Max Planck Research Groups offer early career researchers who hold a doctoral degree an excellent opportunity to qualify for a further career at a high level. more

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The friendly extortioner takes it all

The friendly extortioner takes it all

February 15, 2019

People who cunningly use cooperation and egoism are unbeatable

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The butterfly woman

The butterfly woman

Florencia Campetella, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, on Maria Sibylla Merian - 17th century entomologist, artist, naturalist and proto-ecologist.

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Are fish aware of themselves?

Are fish aware of themselves?

February 07, 2019

Cleaner wrasse seem to recognize themselves in the mirror.

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Recruitment Programs & Job Offers


Lise Meitner Excellence Program

Lise Meitner Excellence Program

We are recruiting and promoting exceptionally qualified female scientists as part of this new excellence program. Applications accepted until 15th March 2019.

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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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Publications


MaxPlanckResearch 1/2018
Living and working in Germany
Annual Report 2017
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Videos and Events


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.

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.

Cryptography

Cryptography

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.

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.

From the Institutes


MPI for the Science of Human History
Monkey hunting ensured survival of homo sapiens in the rainforest more
MPI for Biological Cybernetics
“Air taxis are coming soon” more
MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology
Neandertals’ main food source was definitely meat more
MPI for Evolutionary Biology
The friendly extortioner takes it all more
MPI for Ornithology
A deeper look inside the sleeping bird brain more

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