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On a clear night, the starry sky appears calm and peaceful. In reality, however, all hell breaks loose in the heavens: stars absorb matter from other stars, suns explode and black holes greedily devour gas and dust. In short, there are a lot of extreme places in the universe – and they hold particular appeal for researchers. Max Planck astronomers investigate supernovas, study the properties of black holes and conduct research on what causes particles to accelerate.

Extreme Space

On a clear night, the starry sky appears calm and peaceful. In reality, however, all hell breaks loose in the heavens: stars absorb matter from other stars, suns explode and black holes greedily devour gas and dust. In short, there are a lot of extreme places in the universe – and they hold particular appeal for researchers. Max Planck astronomers investigate supernovas, study the properties of black holes and conduct research on what causes particles to accelerate. [more]

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Axel Ullrich from Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry is named European Inventor Award 2017 finalist.

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Career opportunties for junior scientists, what is it like to work at an Max Planck Institute, current job offers, profiles of successful employees within the Max Planck Society.

Career opportunities in the Max Planck Society

Career opportunties for junior scientists, what is it like to work at an Max Planck Institute, current job offers, profiles of successful employees within the Max Planck Society. [more]
Three good reasons why you might find working at a Max Planck Institute interesting.

What makes us special?

Three good reasons why you might find working at a Max Planck Institute interesting. [more]

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Max Planck Director receives award for numerical simulations of structure formation in the early universe

Shaw Prize for Simon D.M. White

May 24, 2017

Max Planck Director receives award for numerical simulations of structure formation in the early universe [more]
Eugene W. Myers never attended a biology course. Despite this fact, he has made a career for himself in this field, and in developing a computer program, made a major contribution to decoding the human genome. He recently was appointed as Director at the the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, and the Klaus-Tschira Chair of the Systems Biology Center in Dresden.

Source of life

May 22, 2017

Eugene W. Myers never attended a biology course. Despite this fact, he has made a career for himself in this field, and in developing a computer program, made a major contribution to decoding the human genome. He recently was appointed as Director at the the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, and the Klaus-Tschira Chair of the Systems Biology Center in Dresden. [more]
Researchers from the MPI for Intelligent Systems have been developing a software for advanced robotic programming, which brings reactivity and liveliness to complex robotic applications. For the next step, the scientists will be deploying the system on the Institute's advanced robot, Apollo.

How to create a reactive robot application for Nao

Researchers from the MPI for Intelligent Systems have been developing a software for advanced robotic programming, which brings reactivity and liveliness to complex robotic applications. For the next step, the scientists will be deploying the system on the Institute's advanced robot, Apollo.

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Populations along the eastern Mediterranean coast share a genetic heritage that transcends nationality according to a new study published in Scientific Reports, and co-authored by Chiara Barbieri, researcher from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena.

Shared genetic heritage from Sicily to Cyprus

Populations along the eastern Mediterranean coast share a genetic heritage that transcends nationality according to a new study published in Scientific Reports, and co-authored by Chiara Barbieri, researcher from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena. [more]
Max Planck Society will be hosting the OpenCon 2017 organized by SPARC and the Right to Research Coalition. About 200 international participants around the globe will come together on November 11-13 at the Society’s Conference Center, in Berlin, Germany, the Harnack House, to promote openness in scholarly communication.

Max Planck Society will host OpenCon 2017 in Berlin

May 10, 2017

Max Planck Society will be hosting the OpenCon 2017 organized by SPARC and the Right to Research Coalition. About 200 international participants around the globe will come together on November 11-13 at the Society’s Conference Center, in Berlin, Germany, the Harnack House, to promote openness in scholarly communication. [more]

Max Planck Society concludes general audit - victim research project to commence in June 2017

May 02, 2017

Following on from archive finds of brain specimens - with great likelihood originating from victims of the Nazi euthanasia programme - a general audit at the Max Planck Society was concluded with no further critical finds. In June 2017, four independent researchers will commence a victim research project. [more]
 
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