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The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science (German: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e. V.; abbreviated MPG) is a formally independent non-governmental and non-profit association of German research institutes founded in 1911 as the Kaiser Wilhelm Society and renamed the Max Planck Society in 1948 in honor of its former president, theoretical physicist Max Planck. The society is funded by the federal and state governments of Germany.

Quantum leap on film

“An ultra-fast microscope combines atomic spatial and temporal resolution and thus enables unprecedented insights into the dynamics of electrons in molecules In order to better understand (and possibly control) fast chemical reactions, it is necessary to study the behaviour of …

Holography meets frequency combs

“Reseachers at MPQ have just demonstrated a new technique for digital holography using two interfering frequency combs. They can now record thousands of holograms in all colours of the rainbow. Everybody has seen holograms, on a bank note, a passport …

A highly simplified way to predict quantum light-matter interactions

“When light interacts with matter, for example when a laser beam hits a two-dimensional material like graphene, it can substantially change the behavior of the material. Depending on the form of interaction between light and matter, some chemical reactions appear …

Electrohydraulic arachno-bot a fascinating lightweight

“Goodbye, bulky components and connectors: A team of scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Germany and at the University of Boulder in Colorado in the US has now found a new way to exploit the principles …

Harmonious electronic structure leads to enhanced quantum materials

“The electronic structure of metallic materials determines the behavior of electron transport. Magnetic Weyl semimetals have a unique topological electronic structure - the electron’s motion is dynamically linked to its spin. These Weyl semimetals have come to be the most …

Nanomaterials with laser printing

“Catalysts which generate hydrogen and other substances can be produced more efficiently An interdisciplinary team from the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces presents a laser-driven technology that enables them to create nanoparticles out of materials such as copper …

Auxin visualized for the first time

“A biosensor visualizes redistribution dynamics of the plant hormone auxin in living cells A team of scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen and the University of Bayreuth have created a novel tool that provides a …

The light side of the Force

“A group of researchers from the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin have found out that a semiconductor can be converted to a metal and back by light more easily and more quickly …

Really random networks - New mathematical method for generating random connected networks

“Many natural and man-made networks, such as computer, biological or social networks have a connectivity structure that critically shapes their behavior. The academic field of network science is concerned with analyzing such real-world complex networks and understanding how their structure …

Computer Scientists: We Wouldn’t Be Able to Control Superintelligent Machines

“We are fascinated by machines that can control cars, compose symphonies, or defeat people at chess, Go, or Jeopardy! While more progress is being made all the time in Artificial Intelligence (AI), some scientists and philosophers warn of the dangers …