Dossiers

Detailed dossiers on specific research subjects.

September 14, 2015 will go down in history. This is the day when researchers first detected gravitational waves – 100 years after Albert Einstein put forward his General Theory of Relativity which predicts such distortions of space-time. They pulled off this sensation with the Advanced LIGO installation, whose sensitivity to the gentle trembling from space is based substantially on technologies and methods thought up by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Hanover and Golm.
The phenomenon of language holds many mysteries: What is the basis of this unique human ability? How are we shaped by our native language, and how has language evolved in various parts of the world? An overview of important research questions in the Max Planck Society.
In the science year "Seas and Oceans", the Max Planck Society focussed on the marine research of its institute.
After the genome, researchers are now turning their attention towards the proteome. They aim to establish a complete human protein catalogue – hoping to gain new insights into cell functions and the causes of diseases.
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