The internationalisation strategy of the Max Planck Society

"Cooperations are an expression of our scientific freedom"

Max Planck President Martin Stratmann about the new guidelines on international cooperations more

At home in Germany-present throughout the world

There are currently 24 Max Planck Centers in 13 countries worldwide. As different as they are, they have one thing in common: top-level research more

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Barbados, Ghana, Israel and Chile: Max Planck scientists cooperate with partners in around 120 countries around the world. Here they relate some of their personal experiences and impressions more


Black holes help with star birth

June 09, 2021
The cosmic mass monsters clear the way for the formation of new suns in satellite galaxies

The strange afterglow of a gamma-ray burst

June 04, 2021
Using the H.E.S.S. observatory, researchers at GRB 190829A observe unusual features that challenge models

Gut to brain: nerve cells detect what we eat

June 02, 2021
Nerve cells of the vagus nerve fulfil opposing tasks

Corona update

Face masks effectively limit Sars-CoV-2 transmission

May 21, 2021
New study shows how face masks reduce the effective reproduction number of Covid-19, and why their efficacy varies between different environments under virus-limited and virus-rich conditions

New app calculates corona infection risk in rooms

April 09, 2021
Size of aerosol droplets that virus carriers release strongly influences infectivity

Interleukin-33 involved in immunity to Sars-CoV-2

April 09, 2021
Freiburg researchers dissect Covid-19 immunity of recovered patients

Recruitment Programs & Job Offers

Significant increase in applications for Max Planck Schools

April 12, 2021
The Max Planck Schools as a joint initiative of German universities and non-university research institutions continue to gain visibility

Female pioneers of science

Contemporary Max Planck women scientists on six female trailblazers in history who persevered despite facing often daunting social obstacles.

Job Offers

PhD Position | Light-Matter Interaction at the Atomic Scale

Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart
June 10, 2021

Research Group Leaders (f/m/d) | Cardiopulmonary Institute

Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim
June 09, 2021


Videos and Events

Four questions for Raisa Sherif

Video March 04, 2021
Raisa Sherif,  now a senior research fellow at Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, talks about her work, what advice she has for girls who want to become researchers, and the challenges of becoming a researcher.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry for Emmanuelle Charpentier

Video October 07, 2020
Live recording of the press conference on October 7, 2020 at the Science Forum in Berlin

Synthetic Chloroplast Production using a Microfluidic platform

Video May 13, 2020
Cell-sized droplets equipped with natural and synthetic parts are able to perform photosynthesis. In the future, they could serve as bioreactors for the sustainable, light driven fixation of CO2 into value-added compounds.

Spot On - Rosalia Engchuan

Video February 10, 2020
Anthropologist Rosalia Engchuan looks at how Indonesian filmmakers respond to the challenges of their social and environmental surroundings and how they influence the development of moral values, for example, through solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community.

Parrots help others to find food

Video January 10, 2020
Parrots exhibit a high level of social intelligence and cooperativeness. Moreover, they reciprocate received favours and do not appear jealous, if conspecifics obtain a better reward than themselves.

Flight and trauma

Video March 15, 2018
Traumatic experiences arising from flight from war zones can lead to distressing symptoms, which impair everyday life.

From the Institutes

MPI of Molecular Plant Physiology
Sunlight heats up plant evolution more
MPI for Biology of Ageing
Convergent mechanism of ageing discovered more
MPI for Biology of Ageing
Rapamycin changes the way our DNA is stored more
MPI for Molecular Biomedicine
Nucleosome breathing from atomistic time snapshots more
MPI of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Human-specific gene makes mice smarter more
MPI of Colloids and Interfaces
Nanomaterials with laser printing more
MPI of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
New miniature organ to understand human pancreas development more
MPI of Colloids and Interfaces
Vaccine candidate against pig infection discovered more
MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology
Palm Oil Plantations Change the Social Behaviour of Macaques more
MPI of Animal Behavior
How young orangutans prepare for adulthood more
MPI of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Rotating forces get embryos in shape more
MPI for Metabolism Research
Same nerve cell - different influence on food intake more
MPI for Brain Research
Wiring diagrams can shed light on how brains operate more
MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
How we retrieve our knowledge about the world more
MPI for Biophysical Chemistry
Errors at the start of life more
MPI for Radio Astronomy
A new telescope to study Einstein’s theory more
MPI for Marine Microbiology
Strange isotopes more

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