Outstanding!

36 young scientists are honoured for their extraordinary work at the MPG's Annual Meeting in Heidelberg - this brochure provides an overview more

Focus on international law

The Max Planck-Cambridge-Prize for International Law is a new European science prize highlighting the relevance of basic research in international law more

Facts & Figures

Each year, the Max Planck Society submits a report on its annual activities and commenced or planned undertakings. This annual report is adopted by the Senate and submitted to Members of the Annual Meeting for adoption more

News


Golden visas, dreamers, and ethics in immigration

Golden visas, dreamers, and ethics in immigration

An interview with Ayelet Shachar from the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity by the Carnegie Council.

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Loving the sweet enemy

June 15, 2018

Foods rich in fats and carbohydrates stimulate the reward system in the brain particularly strongly.

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Oldest bubonic plague genome decoded

Oldest bubonic plague genome decoded

June 08, 2018

Highly virulent pathogen is 1,000 years older than previously thought.

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Recruitment Programs & Job Offers


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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Publications


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

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 Metabolism Research
Loving the sweet enemy more
MPI for Ornithology
Brood failure in blue tits more
MPI for Biophysical Chemistry
“Super happy to be in the team of Stefan Hell” more
MPI for the Science of Human History
Oldest bubonic plague genome decoded more
MPI for Biophysical Chemistry
European Inventor Award for fast MRI in medical diagnostics more
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