Max Plank Society

Max Plank Society

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Location: München
Hofgartenstraße 8, 80539 München

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The Max Planck Society is Germany’s most successful research organization. Since its establishment in 1948, no fewer than 20 Nobel laureates have emerged from the ranks of its scientists, putting it on a par with the best and most prestigious research institutions worldwide. The more than 15,000 publications each year in internationally renowned scientific journals are proof of the outstanding research work conducted at Max Planck Institutes - and many of those articles are among the most-cited publications in the relevant field. The currently 86 Max Planck Institutes and facilities conduct basic research in the service of the general public in the natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. Max Planck Institutes focus on research fields that are particularly innovative, or that are especially demanding in terms of funding or time requirements. And their research spectrum is continually evolving: new institutes are established to find answers to seminal, forward-looking scientific questions, while others are closed when, for example, their research field has been widely established at universities. This continuous renewal preserves the scope the Max Planck Society needs to react quickly to pioneering scientific developments.

Mathematics - Mar 16
Mathematics
Mathematical metrics reveal market instabilities An international team of interdisciplinary researchers has identified mathematical metrics to characterize the fragility of financial markets. Their work sheds light on the higher-order architecture of financial systems and allows analysts to identify systemic risks like market bubbles or crashes.
Life Sciences - Dec 29, 2015
Life Sciences

Mice suffer from a decrease in biological fitness if their internal clock is mixed up. Mice with deviant internal rhythms due to a genetic mutation have fewer offspring and shorter life spans than normal conspecifics whose rhythms follow the 24-hr cycle of a day more accurately.




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