Cooperations of the MPS
International collaborations are essential for the work at the institute. In 2011, more than 100 different cooperations were established with more than 200 different external institutions. The range of these collaborations extends from participation in large space missions of ESA and NASA in which very many members of staff at the MPS are taking part and that have a budget of several million Euros per year to the strictly scientific collaboration of analyzing mission results, for instance, in which only a few scientists take part.
The diagram shows the geographical distrubution of the collaborations. About half of them are established with institutes in Europe (excluding Germany), 21% are with the United States, 15% with national partners, and the remaining 14% are with other countries.
The selection of international connections depicted on the maps of the World and of Europe illustrate the broad range of cooperation and partnerships of the institute. Very close contacts are established with the universities of Göttingen and Braunschweig in Germany, but also with several other research facilities, institutes, and technological companies. The map of Germany shows a limited selection of these partners.