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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.

Catching the dynamic Coronal Web

“Researchers discover an important clue as to what mechanism drives the solar wind Using observational data from the U.S. weather satellites GOES, a team of researchers led by the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Germany …

Max Planck spin-off develops more efficient batteries

“An invention by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research could make batteries much more energy dense, efficient and safer. The research team has found a way to produce very fine metal fleeces, the batene fleece, that can …

A traveler from the edge of the Solar System

“Iron isotopes in samples from asteroid Ryugu suggest its origin to lie beyond the orbits of Jupiter and Saturn Astronomy Astrophysics Solar System The asteroid Ryugu likely formed at the outer edge of the Solar System beyond the orbits of …

Hot gas bubble swirls around the heart of the Milky Way

“Researchers discover a hot spot near the black hole Sagittarius A* with the radio telescope ALMA There is a black hole in the centre of our Milky Way. In the immediate vicinity of this behemoth called Sagittarius A*, things are …

Carbon dioxide in an exoplanet atmosphere

“The James-Webb-Telescope provides insights into the composition and formation of planets outside our solar system. Using the James Webb Space Telescope, an international collaboration of astronomers with Laura Kreidberg of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy has captured infrared light …

A proof of odd-parity superconductivity

“Observations reveal the angle dependence of the magnetic field needed to suppress superconductivity in CeRh2As2. Uniquely, the behavior of “odd parity” superconductors is revealed. Superconductivity is a fascinating state of matter in which an electrical current can flow without any …

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 …