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Media - 23.11.2022

Career - Research Management - 23.11.2022

Media - Social Sciences - 21.11.2022

Social Sciences - 11.11.2022
Moral behaviour pays off
Moral behaviour pays off
Coupling two approaches of game theory can shed light on how moral norms evolve Selfless behaviour and cooperation cannot be taken for granted.

Politics - 26.09.2022
The unread Stasi files
The unread Stasi files
Study examines the motives behind former East Germans' decisions not to view their files Many people-including public figures such as Nobel Laureate Günter Grass, former West German chancellor Helmut Schmidt, and trade union leader Claus Weselsky-choose not to read their Stasi files.

Health - Life Sciences - 02.08.2022
Tuberculosis vaccine passes safety test
Tuberculosis vaccine passes safety test
The vaccine candidate VPM1002 shows its safety in a study with HIV- and non-HIV-exposed newborns No other infectious disease has killed more people than tuberculosis. Currently, only one vaccine is available to prevent severe courses: Bacillus Calmette Guérin (BCG). However, it is not equally effective against all types of tuberculosis.

Astronomy / Space Science - 08.07.2022
The James Webb Space Telescope contains technology from Heidelberg
The James Webb Space Telescope contains technology from Heidelberg
The space observatory launches into space with equipment developed and built at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy The mission of the James Webb Space Telescope has been successful so far. After the launch in December 2021, the journey to the observation site in the so-called Lagrange point L2 and a callibration and test phase lasting several months, James Webb will now its delivering the first images.

Chemistry - 05.07.2022

Life Sciences - Health - 30.06.2022
Körber European Science Prize 2022 for Anthony Hyman
Körber European Science Prize 2022 for Anthony Hyman
The director at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden receives the award for the discovery of condensates - cell droplets without a membrane In 2009, Hyman and hi

Event - Innovation - 20.06.2022

Life Sciences - Health - 13.06.2022
Award for research on Rett syndrome
Award for research on Rett syndrome
Huda Zoghbi and Adrian Bird receive the International Prize for Translational Neuroscience 2022 of the Gertrud Reemtsma Foundation for their findings on the causes of Rett syndrome The brain is one of nature's most complex structures.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 08.06.2022

Computer Science - Innovation - 07.06.2022

Health - Physics - 07.06.2022

Computer Science - Innovation - 07.06.2022
An alarm system against hardware attacks
An alarm system against hardware attacks
Two simple antennas can protect computer hardware against physical manipulation Radio waves could protect computers, as well as card readers, from attacks on their hardware. As a team from the Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy in Bochum and the Ruhr University in Bochum has shown, the signal from one antenna in a device generates a characteristic electromagnetic pattern that is received by a second antenna.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 03.06.2022
The signature of taste
The signature of taste
A start-up in Martinsried is developing a new technology for the beverage and food industry. The application is being tested using whisky Text: Barbara Abrell Blending whiskies from different casks is an art in itself.

Life Sciences - Environment - 30.05.2022
'A parrot as a pet is like a toddler who never grows up'
’A parrot as a pet is like a toddler who never grows up’
Interview with zoologist Auguste of Bavaria on endangered parrots and their suitability as pets "Say 'Polly wants a cracker'!" This classic catchphrase is actually quite an insult to the birds who are among the most intelligent creatures on Earth.

Career - 30.05.2022
Living diversity - but how?
Living diversity - but how?
How do you successfully develop a long-term strategy for a diverse and inclusive culture? The MPI for Psycholinguistics has set up a local working group to tackle this challenge There are currently 14 local diversity groups within the Max Planck Society.

History / Archeology - Career - 27.05.2022
Never Forget
Never Forget
A memorial sculpture at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research commemorates the tragic history of the predecessor institute during the Third Reich During the Third Reich, the Kaiser Wilhelm Insti

History / Archeology - 18.05.2022
The origins of international solidarity
From the philhellenism of the 1820s to contemporary support for Ukraine Many people and organisations are currently showing solidarity with Ukraine.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 17.05.2022
Gruber Cosmology Prize for Frank Eisenhauer
Gruber Cosmology Prize for Frank Eisenhauer
The scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics is honoured for developing pioneering instruments The 2022 Gruber Cosmology Prize recognizes Frank Eisenhauer of the Max Planck

Economics / Business - History / Archeology - 12.05.2022
Deindustrialization as fact and fiction
It is controversial whether there is or should be a fundamental change from an industrial to a service society in rich Western nations The declining importance of manufacturing in rich societies is a

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 12.05.2022
'A wonderful confirmation of our observations'
’A wonderful confirmation of our observations’
Reinhard Genzel of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics on the first image of the galactic centre With the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), researchers have successfully imaged the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way.

Sport - Social Sciences - 09.05.2022
Solidarity in the stadium
Solidarity in the stadium
Football clubs in former coal mining areas play an important role in terms of social cohesion between the now unemployed In large swathes of Germany's industrial Ruhr Valley region, coal mining is a thing of the past as is true in other European coalfields.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 05.05.2022
First Rays of Sunlight for Sunrise III
First Rays of Sunlight for Sunrise III
Approximately a month before it begins its research flight in the stratosphere, the balloon-borne solar observatory Sunrise III has looked at the Sun for the first time from its launch site at the Arctic Circle.

Career - Research Management - 28.04.2022

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 06.04.2022
A robot with a gentle touch
A robot with a gentle touch
In order to support people in therapy or in everyday life in the future, machines will have to be capable of feeling and gently touching their human counterparts.

Life Sciences - 05.04.2022
The dark matter of the brain
The dark matter of the brain
They are part of the brain of almost every animal species, yet they remain usually invisible even under the electron microscope.

Pharmacology - Health - 28.03.2022

Innovation - 25.03.2022

Law - Social Sciences - 18.03.2022

Architecture - Life Sciences - 17.03.2022
Near-natural, fractal architecture promotes well-being
Near-natural, fractal architecture promotes well-being
An interdisciplinary group of researchers uses basic research to obtain hard evidence about how people perceive and navigate their urban environments. Fractal and nature-like design demonstrably promotes physical and mental well-being, according to the researchers. They call for an incorporation of this knowledge into urban planning decisions.

Mathematics - 16.03.2021
Early warning of market bubbles
Early warning of market bubbles
Mathematical metrics reveal market instabilities An international team of interdisciplinary researchers has identified mathematical metrics to characterize the fragility of financial markets.