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On a clear night, the starry sky appears calm and peaceful. In reality, however, all hell breaks loose in the heavens: stars absorb matter from other stars, suns explode and black holes greedily devour gas and dust. In short, there are a lot of extreme places in the universe – and they hold particular appeal for researchers. Max Planck astronomers investigate supernovas, study the properties of black holes and conduct research on what causes particles to accelerate.

Extreme Space

On a clear night, the starry sky appears calm and peaceful. In reality, however, all hell breaks loose in the heavens: stars absorb matter from other stars, suns explode and black holes greedily devour gas and dust. In short, there are a lot of extreme places in the universe – and they hold particular appeal for researchers. Max Planck astronomers investigate supernovas, study the properties of black holes and conduct research on what causes particles to accelerate. [more]

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Career opportunties for junior scientists, what is it like to work at an Max Planck Institute, current job offers, profiles of successful employees within the Max Planck Society.

Career opportunities in the Max Planck Society

Career opportunties for junior scientists, what is it like to work at an Max Planck Institute, current job offers, profiles of successful employees within the Max Planck Society. [more]
Three good reasons why you might find working at a Max Planck Institute interesting.

What makes us special?

Three good reasons why you might find working at a Max Planck Institute interesting. [more]

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Lasting effects of Neandertal DNA on gene expression in modern humans

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology have found evidence that Neandertal DNA modifies the expression of certain genes and may even be associated with some genetic diseases.

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According to a new study of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, nomadic horse culture – famously associated with Genghis Khan and his Mongol hordes – can trace its roots back more than 3000 years in the eastern Eurasian Steppes, in the territory of modern Mongolia.

Precision chronology sheds new light on the origins of Mongolia’s nomadic horse culture

According to a new study of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, nomadic horse culture – famously associated with Genghis Khan and his Mongol hordes – can trace its roots back more than 3000 years in the eastern Eurasian Steppes, in the territory of modern Mongolia.
Black holes are not made up of matter, although they have a large mass. This explains why it has not yet been possible to observe them directly, but only via the effect of their gravity on the surroundings. They distort space and time and have a really irresistible attraction. It is hard to believe that the idea behind such exotic objects is already more than 230 years old.

The mystery of the dark bodies

April 11, 2017

Black holes are not made up of matter, although they have a large mass. This explains why it has not yet been possible to observe them directly, but only via the effect of their gravity on the surroundings. They distort space and time and have a really irresistible attraction. It is hard to believe that the idea behind such exotic objects is already more than 230 years old. [more]
Yearbook report 2017 of Max Planck Innovation, the Max Planck Society's tech transfer office acting as a link between industry and basic research.

From invention to innovation

April 10, 2017

Yearbook report 2017 of Max Planck Innovation, the Max Planck Society's tech transfer office acting as a link between industry and basic research. [more]
In times of Brexit, leading European research organizations, universities and companies have issued a joint declaration emphasising the importance of EU research and the added value of cutting-edge research in the European Research Area.

Research and industry provide impetus for Europe

April 03, 2017

In times of Brexit, leading European research organizations, universities and companies have issued a joint declaration emphasising the importance of EU research and the added value of cutting-edge research in the European Research Area. [more]
A new report summarizes how climate change is affecting the water cycle in Germany.

More rain in winter, more droughts in summer

March 27, 2017

A new report summarizes how climate change is affecting the water cycle in Germany. [more]
 
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