Research Magazine

"Where did we come from?” is one of the fundamental questions of humankind. Archaeologists, anthropologists and geneticists are finding  more and more clues about where the first humans came from, how they spread throughout the world and how they lived.

The Roots of Humankind

"Where did we come from?” is one of the fundamental questions of humankind. Archaeologists, anthropologists and geneticists are finding  more and more clues about where the first humans came from, how they spread throughout the world and how they lived. [more]

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Astronomy

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Unleashed magnetic power

August 22, 2017

The spots on the surface of our Sun bear witness to the activity in its interior [more]

Astronomy . Climate Research

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Earth's climate engine

August 22, 2017

The star that sustains life on Earth has no influence on the current global temperature increase [more]

Cultural Studies . Material Sciences

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Pompeii through the ages

July 12, 2017

Scientists from Fraunhofer and Max Planck institutes are studying the history of the restoration of Pompeii, which has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1997, and are developing innovative materials and processes for conserving the city’s ancient sites. [more]

Particle Physics . Plasma Physics . Quantum Physics

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Helically twisted photonic crystal fibres

July 07, 2017

Yearbook 2017 article from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light [more]

 

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Research highlights from our yearbook

June 22, 2017

The yearbook of the Max Planck Society illustrates the research carried out at our institutes. We selected a few reports from our 2017 yearbook to illustrate the variety and diversity of topics and projects. [more]

Evolutionary Biology

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Eye to eye with the Neanderthal

June 13, 2017

Scientists are reconstructing the relationship between modern humans and Neanderthals [more]

Chemistry . Ecology

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Plastics: not simply garbage

May 08, 2017

Plastics are accumulating in increasingly large quantities in the oceans but are difficult to replace due to the advantages they offer [more]

Astronomy . Astrophysics

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The mystery of the dark bodies

April 11, 2017

The idea that black holes exist dates back to the 18th century [more]

 
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