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We live in the Information Age. The amount of data flowing through networks is increasing exponentially. Structuring and using this big data, as experts refer to it, in a meaningful way is becoming more and more challenging. New technologies are needed to manage the torrent. Max Planck researchers, for example, are searching for astronomical objects with special software, as well as seeking unexpected correlations and questions, or looking into the scientific history of huge quantities of data.

Big Data

We live in the Information Age. The amount of data flowing through networks is increasing exponentially. Structuring and using this big data, as experts refer to it, in a meaningful way is becoming more and more challenging. New technologies are needed to manage the torrent. Max Planck researchers, for example, are searching for astronomical objects with special software, as well as seeking unexpected correlations and questions, or looking into the scientific history of huge quantities of data. [more]

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Pilot project from July 2017 on: Do you work at a Max Planck Institute as a postodc or doctoral student? Is your child under the age of one? Then apply for childcare subsidy now. Max Planck will reimburse 50 per cent of the costs. [more]

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LISA Pathfinder has been switched off as planned on the evening of 18th of July, ending its successful mission which surpassed all expectations.

Good Night, LISA Pathfinder!

LISA Pathfinder has been switched off as planned on the evening of 18th of July, ending its successful mission which surpassed all expectations. [more]

Reconciliation of work and family life

July 19, 2017

The Max Planck Foundation has provided half a million euros to relieve the burden of childcare costs for parents working in science. The support is initially aimed at doctoral students and postdocs at the Max Planck Institutes as childcare costs present a major challenge for these income groups. [more]
The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems is celebrating the opening of its new building in Tübingen

A beacon of light for artificial intelligence

July 13, 2017

The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems is celebrating the opening of its new building in Tübingen [more]

New deal to boost excellent research in Eastern Europe

July 04, 2017

Max Planck Society launches Dioscuri programme to reinforce cutting-edge research in Central and Eastern Europe. Until 2021, an initial funding of over ten million euros is provided for researchers at the initiative's debut in Poland. [more]
The lawyer, who has many years of leadership experience in the Max Planck Society, is closely acquainted with research administration and national and international science policy

Rüdiger Willems is new General Secretary of the Max Planck Society

June 22, 2017

The lawyer, who has many years of leadership experience in the Max Planck Society, is closely acquainted with research administration and national and international science policy [more]
A group of scientists, including Nicole Boivin and Alison Crowther of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, has traced the domestication of cats by analyzing the DNA of ancient felines, discovering two major waves of domestication that left their mark in our modern housecat.

The complex domestication of cats

A group of scientists, including Nicole Boivin and Alison Crowther of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, has traced the domestication of cats by analyzing the DNA of ancient felines, discovering two major waves of domestication that left their mark in our modern housecat. [more]
 
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