Algorithm estimates the chances of indoor viral spread by aerosol transmission


A gel for dosage compensation

November 18, 2020

The single X chromosome of male fruit flies can be just as active as the two X chromosomes of females thanks to two sticky molecules

Brain networks for social skills

November 13, 2020

A scientific study shows how empathy and perspective taking are processed in the brain

Archive of animal migration in the Arctic

November 05, 2020

A global archive with movement data collected across three decades logs changes in the behaviour of Arctic animals

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Talented German and foreign junior scientists are offered the opportunity to earn a doctorate under excellent research conditions

Job Offers

Electronics Engineer (f/m/d) DC/RF and mixed signal

Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle (Saale)
November 20, 2020

Post-Doc (m/f/d) | Modelling Nutrient Cycles

Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena
November 19, 2020


Videos and Events

Berlin Science Week 2020


The Max Planck Society will highlight people and research projects of four Max Planck Institutes as part of the program which this year becomes a global virtual showcase, with free digital access for everyone. From November 9 to 10, 2020

Nobel Prize in Chemistry for Emmanuelle Charpentier

Video October 07, 2020

Live recording of the press conference on October 7, 2020 at the Science Forum in Berlin

Spot On - Rosalia Engchuan

Video February 10, 2020

Anthropologist Rosalia Engchuan looks at how Indonesian filmmakers respond to the challenges of their social and environmental surroundings and how they influence the development of moral values, for example, through solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community.

Parrots help others to find food

Video January 10, 2020

Parrots exhibit a high level of social intelligence and cooperativeness. Moreover, they reciprocate received favours and do not appear jealous, if conspecifics obtain a better reward than themselves.

Synthetic Chloroplast Production using a Microfluidic platform

Video May 13, 2020

Cell-sized droplets equipped with natural and synthetic parts are able to perform photosynthesis. In the future, they could serve as bioreactors for the sustainable, light driven fixation of CO2 into value-added compounds.

Flight and trauma

Video March 15, 2018

Traumatic experiences arising from flight from war zones can lead to distressing symptoms, which impair everyday life.

MaxPlanck-Bristol Centre for Minimal Biology


Interfaces of matter and life are the focus of the new Max Planck Bristol Centre for Minimal Biology. Prof. Imre Berger from Bristol University explains the topic.

From the Institutes

MPI for Brain Research
Proteins in motion more
MPI of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
The right tune for blood more
MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Do antidepressants help women after a stroke? more
MPI for Molecular Genetics
Genetic protection against cancer more
MPI for Brain Research
Using walls to navigate the room more
MPI for Evolutionary Biology
The birth of a gene more
MPI for Chemical Physics of Solids
Topology Gets Magnetic: The New Wave Of Topological Magnetic Materials more
MPI for Gravitational Physics, et al.
Dozens of new gravitational-wave events more
MPI of Neurobiology
The protein dress of a neuron more
MPI for Nuclear Physics
Rotation of a molecule as an "internal clock" more
MPI for Gravitational Physics (Hannover)
Super heavyweight and flyweight in a cosmic dance more
MPI for Astronomy
The archaeology of the Milky Way more
MPI of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Happiness and the evolution of brain size more
MPI of Neurobiology
The right cells in the right spot more
MPI for Astronomy
Earth-like Planets often come with a bodyguard more

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