Genes as parasites

Parasites exist not only in the plant and animal kingdoms, they are also a part of us. Our genome contains myriad short stretches of DNA that propagate at the genome’s expense more

A stickleback - full of worms

Around 40 percent of all species on Earth are parasitic – apparently a highly successful way of life. Even a fish such as the three-spined stickleback is plagued by up to 25 different parasites more

News


Neutrino from a remote galaxy

Neutrino from a remote galaxy

July 12, 2018

MAGIC telescopes detect the origin of a particle that appears to come from a black hole of a blazar

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Our fractured African roots

July 12, 2018

Diverse in form and culture, our African ancestors lived scattered across the entire continent

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Statement

Statement

July 10, 2018

On current media reports about the MPI for Astrophysics: the MPG commissions law firm as a point of contact for  employees at MPI for Astrophysics to bring their grievances to.

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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


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Living and working in Germany
Annual Report 2017
MaxPlanckResearch 1/2018
MaxPlanckResearch 2/2018

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

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.

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 the Science of Human History
Our fractured African roots more
MPI for Physics
Neutrino from a remote galaxy more
MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology
Primates adjust grooming to their social environment more
MPI for Evolutionary Biology
Perilous Puddles more
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