70 Years Max Planck Society

The Max Planck Society celebrated its 70th anniversary of its foundation on 26 February 2018. There are two more milestone jubilees in 2018: the 160th birthday of Max Planck and the 100th anniversary of Max Planck being presented with the Nobel Prize. On this occasion, a nationwide public science event, the Max Planck Day, will take place on September 14 throughout Germany.

The beginnings of a research giant

Die Anfänge eines Forschungsriesen

Online Workshop on Web of Science in May 2015

There will be a Web of Science workshop in May:

  • Introduction to the Web of Science – Mon, 18 May

It begins at 10:30 am and last 60 minutes. Attendance is free of charge for staff and guests of the Max Planck Society, but online registration is required.

The online workshop is offered by the Scientific Information Retrieval Services for the Biology & Medicine Section of the Max Planck Society. Find more details on schedule, technical requirements and registration at:


100 years of Chemical Warfare

The Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society and the the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science have organised an international symposium to commemorate the centenary of the infamous chemical attack. It will examine key aspects of chemical warfare from the first research on and deployment of chemical weapons in WWI to the development and use of chemical warfare during the century hence. The focus will be on ethical, legal and political issues of chemical weapons research and deployment as well as the ongoing effort to control the possession of chemical weapons and to ultimately achieve their elimination.

The Symposium will be on April 21-22, 2015 at the Harnack-House in Berlin.