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February 21, 2022

Inaugural visit to Federal Research Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger

Federal Research Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger receives the President of the Max Planck Society, Martin Stratmann, for his inaugural visit. Mr Stratmann is accompanied by Simone Schwanitz, Secretary General of the Max Planck Society.
January 27, 2022

Groundbreaking network to build Bavaria’s first quantum computer - Munich Quantum Valley formally founded as an association

Max Planck President Martin Stratmann (centre front) and the representatives of the other partners of Munich Quantum Valley at the formal founding of the Association at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
December 07, 2021

Nobel Prize 2021 ceremony for Benjamin List and Klaus Hasselmann at the Harnack House in Berlin

The ceremony of awarding the Nobel Prizes to the German laureates took place in Berlin's Harnack House this year because of the Corona pandemic. Martin Stratmann with the Swedish Ambassador Per Thöresson, the Nobel Laureates Benjamin List and Klaus Hasselmann and President of the Bundestag Bärbel Bas representing the just constituted Federal Government (l.t.r.).
November 22, 2021

Nobel laureates welcomed in Munich

At the occasion of the presentation of the bronze bust of Reinhard Genzel, 2020 Nobel Laureate in Physics and Director at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Martin Stratmann received the 2015, 2020 and 2021 Nobel Laureates in Chemistry, Stefan Hell, Emmanuelle Charpentier and Benjamin List.
November 10, 2021

Martin Stratmann receives the Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art

Three representatives of the Max Planck Society were awarded the Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art on November 10, 2021: President Martin Stratmann as well as Franz-Ulrich Hartl, Director at the MPI of Biochemistry and Immanuel Bloch, Director at the MPI of Quantum Optics. Other award winners were filmmaker Doris Dörrie and violinist and pianist Julia Fischer. Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) presented the awards to the ten winners in the Antiquarium of the Munich Residence.
September 15, 2021

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Minister President Markus Söder visit Quantum Valley

Max Planck President Martin Stratmann welcomes Angela Merkel and Markus Söder in Garching. There, they get an idea of the state of quantum science and technology as well as the special research environment at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics.
September 02, 2021

Dioscuri goes Czech Republic
Up to five Dioscuri Centres to be established in the next few years

A virtual signature, which will create new connections: Max Planck President Martin Stratmann and Robert Plaga, the Czech Minister of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS), signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on 2 September 2021. This marks the start of the joint, person-centred Dioscuri Programme in the Czech Republic. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the signing took place virtually. It was attended by (from left to right): Dr. Pavel Doleček, Deputy Minister for Higher Education, Science and Research at MEYS, Anja Karliczek, Federal Minister of Education and Research, Germany, Andreas Künne, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in the Czech Republic, Prof. Vladimír Mařík, Vice-Chairman of the Research, Development and Innovation Council of the Czech Republic and Prof. Joachim Sauer, Chair of the Dioscuri Committee.
June 29, 2021

Martin Stratmann awards Angela Merkel the Harnack Medal

In a ceremonial event on June 29 at the Humboldt Carré in Berlin, Martin Stratmann presents the Harnack Medal to Chancellor Angela Merkel for her services to science and research and in recognition of her long-standing association with the Max Planck Society.
June 23, 2021

Digital Annual Meeting 2021 of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

President Martin Stratmann and Vice President Klaus Blaum (right) in the studio. The opening lecture was given by Prof. Udo Reichl (on the screen in the back left).
June 10, 2021

Universum.Mensch. Intelligenz. - Joint exhibition of the Goethe-Institut and the Max Planck Society

Corona-compliant exhibition opening with Andrea Wegener (Dept. K), Christian Kahnt (GI), Rüdiger Willems, Petra Thurnhofer (GI), Martin Stratmann, Rainer Pollack (GI), GI Secretary General Johannes Ebert, Nivin El Sioufy (GI) (l.t.r.).
April 29, 2021

Top address for life science research

Bavaria invests up to 500 million euros in the competitive development of the Martinsried Max Planck Campus into an outstanding international research hub. During the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding at the Max Planck House at Hofgarten (from right to left): Bavarian Minister President Markus Söder, Max Planck President Martin Stratmann, Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs Hubert Aiwanger, Bavarian Science Minister Bernd Sibler; Max Planck directors Tobias Bonhoeffer and Petra Schwille
April 14, 2021

Martin Stratmann with the signed contract to establish the Max Planck-University of Toronto Centre for Neural Science and Technology

The Max Planck Society and the Canadian University of Toronto have agreed to cooperate in the development and use of state-of-the-art technologies to study the human brain within the framework of the Max Planck - University of Toronto Centre for Neural Science and Technology (MPUTC). More than ten Max Planck Institutes are involved in this initiative.

January 11, 2021

The Munich Quantum Valley - A leap for quantum science and technology

The Free State of Bavaria is providing 300 million euros (subject to the approval of the parliament) for the establishment of Munich Quantum Valley as the central element of the Bavarian quantum initiative. Minister President Markus Söder (left) with Martin Stratmann after signing the declaration of intent.

October 06, 2020

Nobel Prize in Physics for Reinhard Genzel

Reinhard Genzel from the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, together with Andrea Ghez and Roger Penrose, received the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics for their research on black holes. Reinhard Genzel (left) with Martin Stratmann at the press conference in Garching.

February 21, 2020

Strong commitment to work culture and atmosphere

The winner of the Communitas Prize 2020, Wieland Huttner (left), with President Martin Stratmann at the award ceremony. Harnack Haus, Berlin.
January 31, 2020

Max Planck Center opened in Scandinavia

The co-directors and group leaders of the new Max Planck Center "next Generation Insect Chemical Ecology" will jointly research the chemical ecology of insects.
November 05, 2019

Two US social scientists honoured with prestigious prize

From left to right: Michael Meister (BMBF), Ufuk Akcigit, Elliot M. Tucker-Drob, Martin Stratmann (MPG), Hans-Christian Pape (AvH-Stiftung)
September 11, 2019

The first doctoral researchers start at the Max Planck Schools

Science Minister Anja Karliczek also took part in the event, pictured here with Max Planck President Martin Stratmann. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) ist funding the initiative with 45 million euros.
© David Ausserhofer / Max Planck Society
March 19, 2019

73rd ZEIT-Forum of Science

On the subject of 70 years of the Basic Law. Freedom of Science - a success story": Andreas Sentker, Head of the Knowledge Department, DIE ZEIT, Nadia Al-Bagdadi, Director at the Institute for Advanced Study at CEU Budapest, Martin Stratmann, President of the Max Planck Society, Anuscheh Farahat, Professor of Public Law, Migration Law and Human Rights at the Friedrich Alexander University (FAU) Erlangen-Nuremberg and member of the Young Academy, and Ulrich Blumenthal, Editor of "Forschung aktuell", Deutschlandfunk.
December 12, 2018

Cooperation agreements signed for Max Planck Schools

The representatives of the major partner institutions of the Max Planck Schools signed their collaboration agreements
May 02, 2018

Inauguration of centre for research into animal migrations

A new joint research centre of the Max Planck Society and Yale University will promote the study and protection of biodiversity. Martin Wikelski (director at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology), Martin Stratmann (president of the Max Planck Society), Peter Salovey (president of Yale University), Walter Jetz (co-director of the center), and Peter Schiffer (vice provost for research) (from left).
March 06, 2018

Official launch event marks the start of Max-Cam events and research

The Max Planck Society´s president Professor Martin Stratmann (left), together with Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, Stephen Toope, launched the Max Planck Camvbridge Centre for Ethics, Economy and Social Change (Max Cam).
© Alice Boagey/Max-Cam-Centre
January 12, 2018

Max Planck Harvard Research Center for Quantum Optics inaugurated

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) and the Department of Physics of Harvard University, Cambridge, USA, will collaborate in the new Max Planck Harvard Research Center of Quantum Optics, here Max Planck president Martin Stratmann during his speech at the center´s inauguration ceremony.
October 10, 2017

New Max Planck-Harvard Research Center

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena and the Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard University, are collaborating in a new Research Center devoted to the archaeological and scientific study of the ancient Mediterranean. Mark C. Elliott, Vice Provost for International Affairs at Harvard University (left) with Martin Stratmann.
September 06, 2017

Concentrated excellence –
first Max Planck Schools selected


Max Planck President Martin Stratmann and Federal Minister Johanna Wanka at the press conference. The President of the German Rectors' Conference, Horst Hippler, joined the conference via video link.
July 04, 2017

New deal to boost excellent research in Eastern Europe

Through the innovative format of the new Dioscuri Centres of Scientific Excellence, the Max-Planck-Society plans to promote the development and expansion of scientific excellence in Central and Eastern Europe. Max Planck President Martin Stratmann signed a cooperation agreement to that effect on July 4 with Zbigniew Blocki, director of the Polish government agency National Science Centre (NCN).
June 22, 2017

68th Annual Meeting of Max Planck Society
in Thuringia

Festive setting: Martin Stratmann during the Plenary Assembly in the Erfurt Kaiser Hall
April 22, 2017

Global movement for science
People were taking to the streets on the March for Science in more than 600 towns around the world

Max Planck scientists also participated in the event – whether as members of the organization team, distributors of flyers among colleagues, coordinators, speakers, or participants. In Munich, Martin Stratmann, President of the Max Planck Society, held a short speech at the rally's closing.
March 06, 2017

Research and industry provide impetus for Europe - Publication of Declaration on the added value of Excellence in European research

At the invitation of the President of the Max Planck Society (MPG), Martin Stratmann,3.from left, and the President of the French Centre de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Alain Fuchs, 4. from left, 26 high-level representatives of European research organizations, universities and companies came together  for a round table conference on the topic of “The added value of excellence in European research”.
November 10, 2016

Visit at European Commission in Brussels

Meeting Martin Stratmann with Commissioner Carlos Moedas to talk about research policy.
October 09, 2016

First visit of a Max Planck President to Iran

Martin Stratmann is the first Max Planck President to visit Iran. He met with University Presdents and ministers from the field of science and research.
September 10, 2016

Annual Meeting of the German Academic International Network (GAIN)

Martin Stratmann discusses career paths in German science in Washington, D.C. The panel was part of the program of the Annual Meeting of GAIN, which provides young German scientists and scholars with the opportunity to inform themselves on how to continue their careers when they return home. This time, the event was also attended by the Rectors and Presidents of German universities and research institutions.
April 14, 2016

AAAS Science and Technology Forum in Washington

Among the speakers were President of MPG, Martin Stratmann, and President of DFG, Peter Strohschneider.
March 04, 2016

Max Planck Society offers internships to Radboud students

Max Planck President Martin Stratmann and Gerard Meijer, President of the Executive Board of Radbout University,
at the signing of the agreement.
February 03, 2016

Angela Merkel switches on Wendelstein 7-X fusion device

Experimental operation of the fusion reactor type stellarator kicks off with festive ceremony:
v.l. Directors of the Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics (IPP), Thomas Klinger and Sibylle Günter, Ottmar Wiestler, President of Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Martin Stratmann, President of Max Planck Society, Prime Minister Erwin Sellering and Stefan Müller, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Education and Research.
November 11, 2015

The Max Planck Society participates in MeerKAT telescope project in South Africa

Max Planck President Martin Stratmann and the MeerKAT project leader in South Africa, Bernie Fanaroff (3rd from left), at the signing of the Agreement. The ceremony was also attended by Science Minister Naledi Pandor and the ambassadors of both countries.
October 29, 2015

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI), Max Planck Society and Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Sign Innovative Agreeement

FAU and Max Planck have signed an innovative agreement to facilitate a research and education program that will recruit promising scientists to FAU´s John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter.
July 07, 2015

Memorandum of Understanding

For closer cooperation between the Max Planck Society and the Florida Atlantic University in Munich, President John Kelly (left) and Martin Stratmann signed a memorandum.On the right: David Fitzpatrick, Director of Max Planck Institute for Neuroscience in Jupiter, Palm Beach.
June 18, 2015

66th Annual Meeting of Max Planck Society in Berlin

At the Plenary Assembly Chemistry Nobel Laureate Stefan Hell met Federal Minister for Education and Research Johanna Wanka and Max Planck President Martin Stratman (from right to left).
April 16, 2015

The Max Planck Society's new synthetic biology research network, MaxSynBio, officially kicked off with an opening ceremony in Berlin.

Max Planck President Martin Stratman with the coordinators Kai Sundmacher and Petra Schwille.
March 28, 2015

European Science Panel with the University of Cambridge in Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

from left: Martin Stratmann (President of Max Planck Society), Andrea Ferrari (Director of the Cambridge Graphen Centre), Clare Grey (Geoffrey Moorhouse Gibson Professor), Simon Goldhill (Director of Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities)
February 11, 2015

Academia celebrates 50 years of German-Israeli relations

During the symposium at the Weizmann Institute of Science: Federal Research Minister Johanna Wanka (left) and Max Planck President Martin Stratmann (second from right.)
February 11, 2015

Academia celebrates 50 years of German-Israeli relations

Martin Stratmann talking with Daniel Zajfman, president of Weizmann Institute of Science,
February 10, 2015

Academia celebrates 50 years of German-Israeli relations

Max Planck President Martin Stratmann in his celebratory speech.
November 21, 2014

Senate meeting of Max-Planck-Society

The senators met in Harnack-Haus in Berlin