They will be opening their laboratories in Warsaw shortly: Aleksandra Pekowska and Grzegorz Sumara, leaders of the first two Dioscuri Centres

The heads of the first Dioscuri Centres

Aleksandra Pekowska and Grzegorz Sumara will each set up a group in Warsaw more

Focus on Europe

The Max Planck Society is an important part of the European Research Area. A good third from all international guest and junior scientists come from countries in the European Union more


In the finals for the German Future Prize

September 11, 2019

Researchers from the Max Planck Society, RWTH Aachen University, and Covestro AG nominated for CO2-based plastics


The first doctoral researchers start at the Max Planck Schools

September 11, 2019

The selection and admission process for the first round of applications of the Max Planck Schools has been completed. First students start at the Max Planck Schools


Max Planck researcher receive Breakthrough Prize 2020

September 06, 2019

Franz-Ulrich Hartl and the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration are honored with the world’s richest science prize


Recruitment Programs & Job Offers

Call for nominations 2019

The Max Planck Society and the Max Planck Institutes are seeking nominations for Max Planck Director positions. Application deadline is 28th October 2019


Call for applications 2019/2020

The MPG offers junior researchers again the possibility to apply for a position as a Max Planck Research Group Leader in all areas of science. Application deadline is 17th October 17, 2019


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



Videos and Events

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

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.


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

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


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 Astrophysics
High value for Hubble constant more
Max Planck Innovation
Launch of Tech Transfer Fund KHAN-I more
MPI for Astronomy
Galactic conveyor belts feed star formation more
MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology
Should I stay or should I go? more
MPI of Colloids and Interfaces
Form is function more
MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology
Sex for cooperation more

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