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January 10, 2023

New Year's Reception of the Bundespräsident

Bundespräsident Frank-Walter Steinmeier invited to the New Year's Reception at Bellevue Palace on 10 January (from left to right): Elke Büdenbender, Martin Stratmann; Frank-Walter Steinmeier
December 15, 2022

50+2 years of Max Planck Innovation:
The MPS technology transfer organisation celebrates its anniversary in Berlin.

Nobel Laureate Stefan Hell, President Martin Stratmann, Jörn Erselius, Managing Director Max Planck Innovation, Mario Brandenburg, Parliamentary State Secretary and Member of the German Bundestag (l.t.r.).
October 17, 2022

King Felipe the VI of Spain visits the Fritz Haber Institute

Group picture in front of the Fritz Haber Institute with the King of Spain, President Stratmann, and Institute staff. At the front, from left to right: José Manuel Albares Bueno, Spanish Foreign Minister; centre: King Felipe of Spain; Beatriz Roldán, Ricardo Martínez Vazquez, Ambassador of Spain to Germany, and Max Planck President Martin Stratmann.
September 30, 2022

Inauguration of the NOEMA radio telescope

On the occasion of the inauguration of NOEMA, the SALTO agreement between the CNRS and the MPG was also signed to strengthen cooperation between the two organisations. Martin Stratmann with CNRS President Antoine Petit.
September 02, 2022

Award Ceremony of the Körber Prize for Anthony Hyman

Anthony Hyman receives the Körber Prize for European Science 2022. He has discovered a completely new state of biological matter that will help prevent disease. In picture (from left to right): Lothar Dittmer, Anthony Hyman and Martin Stratmann.
July 15, 2022

Martin Stratmann unveils the bust of Max Planck in the Walhalla

Max Planck is the 132nd person to have a bust dedicated in Walhalla. Max Planck President Martin Stratmann unveiled it during a ceremony at the memorial site near Donaustauf.
July 13, 2022

Kick-off meeting of the newly established Zukunftsrat with Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz

Martin Stratmann (4th from right) is one of the members who advise the Federal Government on technology and innovation policy.
July 11, 2022

Five years of Dioscuri

Meeting of leaders of the first Polish Dioscuri Centres with President Stratmann (v.l.n.r.): Grzegorz Sumara, Gracjan Michlewski, Paweł Dłotko, Martin Stratmann, Przemek Nogly, Aleksandra Pękowska, Matt Sikora and Bartek Wacław.
June 23, 2022

73rd Annual Meeting of the Max Planck Society in Berlin

Max Planck President Martin Stratmann during his speech.
June 22, 2022

A shower of medals for young scientists

Martin Stratmann together with the 29 young scientists who received the Otto Hahn Medal this year.
June 21, 2022

Max-Planck-Gründungs-preis awarded to Meshcapade

After the presentation of the award certificates (from left to right:) Cornelius Riese, Vice President of the Stifterverband, Michael Black, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Naureen Mahmood, CEO Meshcapade, Martin Stratman, President of the Max Planck Society, and Talha Zaman, Chief Technology Officer Meshcapade. Max Planck and the Stifterverband jointly awarded the newly conceived Gründungspreis in Berlin - on the eve of the 73rd Max Planck Annual Meeting.
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 aktue