Research Magazine

Light is the elixir of life, inspiration for artists and an indispensable tool in science and technology. Reason enough for UNESCO to proclaim 2015 as the International Year of Light. And a good opportunity to dedicate the focus of our magazine to this topic: discover how Max Planck scientists work with optical tweezers, film the movements of electrons, or analyse the painting by Caravaggio.

Light

Light is the elixir of life, inspiration for artists and an indispensable tool in science and technology. Reason enough for UNESCO to proclaim 2015 as the International Year of Light. And a good opportunity to dedicate the focus of our magazine to this topic: discover how Max Planck scientists work with optical tweezers, film the movements of electrons, or analyse the painting by Caravaggio. [more]

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Neurosciences

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Asymmetrical matter

July 11, 2016

Our bodies, our behaviour, but also our brains are anything other than symmetrical. And that seems to be an important factor in the seamless functioning of our thought, speech and motor faculties. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen are currently searching for genetic clues for this phenomenon. They want to decode the fundamental molecular biological mechanisms that contribute to asymmetry in the brain and identify possible causes for neurological disorder. [more]

Astronomy . Astrophysics . Cell Biology . Jurisprudence . Medicine . Plasma Physics

Cultural Studies . Jurisprudence

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Ruling with the help of pragmatic literature

April 08, 2016

How clerics used simple rulebooks to establish the new legal order in Spanish America [more]

Complex Systems . Computer Science

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Machines in dialogue

March 08, 2016

Rupak Majumdar, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems in Kaiserslautern, develops mathematical methods for ensuring the reliability of networked systems. [more]

Chemistry

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Elemental metamorphosis

December 17, 2015

With very high pressure chemical elements could be examined under new aspects [more]

Astronomy . Astrophysics

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A pathfinder for gravitational waves

December 02, 2015

Max Planck researchers play a leading role in the LISA Pathfinder space mission [more]

Social and Behavioural Sciences

Developmental Biology . Evolutionary Biology

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A model for ageing

August 06, 2015

Life is short, especially for the killifish, Nothobranchius furzeri: It lives for only a few months and then its time is up. During that short lifespan it passes through every phase of life from larva to venerable old fish. [more]

 
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