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Sleep is a basic need and essential for learning and memory function. Our internal body clocks control the day-night rhythm, influencing the desire for rest – in humans as well as in many animals. Max Planck researchers investigate these organic clocks and other related aspects. For example, they study frigate birds that slumber during flight or the link between sleep disorders and depression.

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Sleep is a basic need and essential for learning and memory function. Our internal body clocks control the day-night rhythm, influencing the desire for rest – in humans as well as in many animals. Max Planck researchers investigate these organic clocks and other related aspects. For example, they study frigate birds that slumber during flight or the link between sleep disorders and depression. [more]

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Biomaterials - intelligent solutions from nature

Animals and plants can produce amazing materials such as spider webs, wood or bone using only a few raw materials available. Animals and plants can produce amazing materials such as spider webs, wood or bone using only a few raw materials available. How do they achieve this? And what can engineers learn from them?

Science Breakthrough of the Year 2016

Check out what Science's editors deemed the top results of 2016, including our Breakthrough of the Year! [more]

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Heinz Billing, who died on 4 January 2017 at the age of 102, was a Scientific Member of the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching from 1961 to 1982. He had been intensively involved in gravitational wave research since the early 1970s, pioneering key fundamental technologies that led directly to detectors like GEO600.

The Max Planck Society mourns the death of gravitational-wave research pioneer Heinz Billing

Heinz Billing, who died on 4 January 2017 at the age of 102, was a Scientific Member of the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching from 1961 to 1982. He had been intensively involved in gravitational wave research since the early 1970s, pioneering key fundamental technologies that led directly to detectors like GEO600. [more]
Artist-in-Residence program at the Max Planck Institutes of Molecular Plant Physiology and Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam starts 2017.

Artists welcome!

Artist-in-Residence program at the Max Planck Institutes of Molecular Plant Physiology and Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam starts 2017. [more]
Healing damaged cells and organs and developing induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) for clinical use – these are the aims of the Max Planck Center in Guangzhou, China.

Restoring damaged organs back to health

December 21, 2016

Healing damaged cells and organs and developing induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) for clinical use – these are the aims of the Max Planck Center in Guangzhou, China. [more]
The Board of Governors of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology has selected Peter Gruss as the next CEO of the OIST School Corporation and President of the Graduate University. Gruss served as President of the Max Planck Society from 2002 until 2014.

Peter Gruss appointed next President of OIST Graduate University

December 15, 2016

The Board of Governors of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology has selected Peter Gruss as the next CEO of the OIST School Corporation and President of the Graduate University. Gruss served as President of the Max Planck Society from 2002 until 2014. [more]
Science and industry form one of Europe's largest research partnerships in artificial intelligence

Go-ahead for Cyber Valley

December 15, 2016

Science and industry form one of Europe's largest research partnerships in artificial intelligence [more]
 
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