Sonderausstellung im Naturkundemuseum

Eine Sonderausstellung zur europäische Weltraum-Mission Rosetta wurde im August im Naturkundemuseum Berlin eröffnet. Die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft hat die Ausstellung gemeinsam mit dem Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) konzipiert.

Sonderausstellung im Naturkundemuseum Berlin

Kometen: Die Mission Rosetta – eine Reise zu den Ursprüngen des Sonnensystems
Laufzeit: 09.08.2016 – 24.01.2017

Open Access Transformation of Scholarly Journals

Research organizations worldwide has started an initiative that aims to convert the majority of today’s scholarly journals from subscription to Open Access publishing. The OA 2020 initiative is the result of the 12th Berlin Open Access Conference hosted by the Max Planck Society in December 2015.

Numerous international scholarly organizations have signed an Expression of Interest.

OA 2020 website:

Press release:

MPG Funding for Open Access Publications

The flyer MPDL Institutional Funding for Open Access Publications has been updated. It includes information about central agreements covering APCs out of MPG central funds and special conditions with some publishers offering Open Access options.

oafundingYou may pick up the flyer at the library or visit

Max Planck Research Perspectives 2014

The research perspectives series identifies promising fields which are being regarded by the Max Planck Society as particularly innovative and pioneering. In the 2014 issue six forward-looking research fields are highlighted. One of the pioneering works is about “Chemistry and Renewable Energy: Generation Gap“.

Research Perspectives 2014 of the Max Planck Society

OA Week 2011 – Open Access at the MPS

“The Max Planck Society is bound by the principle of public access to the output of science. This is the spirit in which the Berlin Declaration was written. I have called upon Max Planck authors to make their findings available according to the Open Access principles and to be involved in the establishment of a globally accessible platform of scientific knowledge.”

Peter Gruss, President of the Max Planck Society

More information about Open Access at the Max Planck Society is available at: