Reimar Lüst, former Max Planck President and pioneer of European space research, has died


ERC Advanced Grants for six Max Planck researchers

April 02, 2020

Research Council ERC awards grants of up to 2.5 million euros each

Immune boost against the corona virus

March 21, 2020

In Germany, a vaccine candidate will be tested for its effectiveness against infections with the novel corona virus

A chemical factory for all cases

March 19, 2020

Radial synthesis breaks new ground for chemical research and production

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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 Evolutionary Anthropology
Human ancestors may have regularly climbed trees more
MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Stroke: When the system fails for the second time more
MPI for Demographic Research
Gender equality does not always lead to equal health more
MPI for Marine Microbiology
Sugar brings a lot of carbon dioxide into the deeper sea more
MPI of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
Receptors for the immune defence more
MPI of Biophysics
Muscle cells need calcium ions more
MPI for Biophysical Chemistry
Command and control in the cellular fatty acid factory more
MPI for Solar System Research
Turbulent convection at the heart of stellar activity more
MPI of Colloids and Interfaces
How curved are your bones? more
MPI for Chemistry
Humans transport dangerous smoke residues indoors more
MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology
Microcensus in Bacteria more
MPI of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Controlling organ size and shape more
MPI for Chemical Ecology
Fortified flea beetles more
Max Planck Innovation
Quench Bio closes financing more
MPI for Marine Microbiology
What Galapagos finches and marine bacteria have in common more
MPI for Ornithology, et al.
Social networks reveal dating in blue tits more
MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, et al.
Reconstructing the diet of fossil vertebrates more

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