Nobel Prizes 2021

This October the winners of the annual Nobel Prizes have been announced, and we are proud to say that not one but two of our MPG scientists have had the honor of receiving this coveted award.

Together with two other laureates Klaus Hasselmann shares this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics for:

“[…] groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex physical systems”

Hasselmann and Manabe laid the foundation of our knowledge of the Earth’s climate and how humanity influences it and are acknowledged for:

“[…] the physical modelling of Earth’s climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming”

Benjamin List
together with his co-laureat David MacMillen won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for:

“[…] the development of asymmetric organocatalysis”

They are credited with the invention of “an ingenious tool for building molecules” called organocatalysis, which has had a great impact on pharmaceutical research, and “has made chemistry greener”

Ill. Niklas Elmehed © Nobel Prize Outreach.
1. Klaus Hasselmann
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany
2. Benjamin List
Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany

You can find more information on this year’s Nobel Prices and the winners here.

Gerhard Ertl über sein Leben mit der Wissenschaft

Anfang September fand die Auftaktveranstaltung der neuen Buch-Reihe „Lebenswerke in der Chemie“ statt. Nun ist das Video, das unter anderem ein langes Inverview mit Gerhard Ertl enthält, online verfügbar.

Die Autobiographie von Gerhard Ertl ist bereits in der Bibliothek verfügbar:
Gerhard Ertl: Mein Leben mit der Wissenschaft. Berlin 2021 (70 K 159)

DFG Code of Conduct in English

The German Research Foundation released their guidelines for safeguarding good research practice in the english language.

It outlines the main standards of good research practice and describes the procedure to follow in the event of non-compliance with these standards.

Research institutions must implement levels one and two of guidelines 1 to 19 in a legally binding manner. Compliance with this Code is a prerequisite for receiving DFG funding.

Click here for more information on the DFG Code of Conduct.

Creative Commons: Fragen und Antworten

Haben Sie Fragen zu Creative Commons? Ein Team aus Freiwilligen hat sich zusammengesetzt, um eine deutsche Version des FAQ über Creative Commons für Sie zu erstellen.

Unter anderem finden Sie Antworten auf Fragen wie:

Creative Commons Frequently Asked Questions:

New Web of Science

Starting on July 7th 2021, all Web of Science users will be automatically taken to the new Web of Science platform. This visual and functional update aims to improve existing workflows and enhance the user experience.

Some of the newly added features include:

  • New and refined search options
    • Publisher, subject category, affiliation
  • Enriched Cited Referencesbeta
    • How many times is a reference cited? Where in the article is it cited? What citations are related?
    • Find samples here (more will be added later)
  • Improved shareability
    • Static search and record URL’s
  • New Quickfilters for refining your search
    • Review articles, early access
  • Advanced Query builder
    • Combine or transform your simple searches into the proper syntax for an advanced search.
  • Article recommendations based on user behaviour
  • Mobile app

For a summary of the new features, you can watch this video:

or take a look at the New Web of Science release notes.

If you prefer to use the legacy version, you can select the “Classic” Web of Science in the “Products” section of the website.