His first countdown

Martin Wikelski, director at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Radolfzell, is head of the Icarus project. Within the next ten years, he wants to find out which animals are able to predict natural disasters.

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Animals on the move

We still know little about animal migrations.The Icarus project should change this in the next years. more

Call for nominations 2018

Call for nominations 2018

February 08, 2018

The Max Planck Society and the Max Planck Institutes are seeking nominations for Max Planck Director positions. Application deadline is April 30, 2018.

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Prestigious award for science historian Lorraine Daston

February 08, 2018

Historian of science Lorraine Daston from the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin is honoured with the internationally renowned Israeli Dan David Prize.

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Tiny robots that could swim through your body

Tiny robots that could swim through your body

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems under Metin Sitti have developed a tiny soft robot that could one day deliver drugs to a target within the body

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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 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.

Frontiers of Science

Frontiers of Science

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Symposium in Mexico City from February 27 to March 1

From the Institutes


MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology
Dramatic decline of Bornean orangutans more
MPI for Biological Cybernetics
Statement of the Max Planck Society more
MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization
Maelstroms in the heart more
MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology
Neanderthals thought like we do more
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