The eRosita space telescope will be launched on 12 July in order to provide deep insights into space

Moon dust is not to be sneezed at

50 years ago, Max Planck Scientists were among the first to analyze lunar rock samples more

Flying chariots and exotic birds

How 17th century dreamers planned to reach the moon more

News


Remembering Suzanne Eaton

July 12, 2019

The MPG and all its staff offer our most sincere condolences to Suzanne Eaton's family, friends, and colleagues. President Martin Stratmann paid tribute to Eaton as an outstanding scientist and a wonderful human being who would forever be remembered for her contributions to the Max Planck community and beyond.

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Icarus is switched on

July 08, 2019

After a test phase lasting several months, the animal observation system is to commence operation at the end of the year

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Ancient DNA sheds light on the origins of the Biblical Philistines

July 04, 2019

Ancient genomes suggest that the Philistines descended from people who migrated across the Mediterranean 

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Recruitment Programs & Job Offers


Award-winning HR policy

Award-winning HR policy

July 01, 2019

Max Planck Society again certified as organization with family-aware culture

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Innovative training programmes for Phd students

Innovative training programmes for Phd students

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

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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


Videos and Events


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.

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.

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.

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.

MaxPlanck-Bristol Centre for Minimal Biology

MaxPlanck-Bristol Centre for Minimal Biology

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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 Biological Cybernetics
The brains of men and women react to erotic images in the same way more
Icarus, et al.
The journeys of hoverflies more
MPI for the History of Science
Flying chariots and exotic birds more
MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology
Flies may also spread disease among monkeys and apes more
MPI for Solar System Research
"The Moon is one of the most important archives" more
MPI for Intelligent Systems
A new concept for self-assembling micromachines more

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