A new beginning in Göttingen
In February 2014 the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research moved from Katlenburg-Lindau to Göttingen. The institute's new home is located at the Justus-von-Liebig-Weg near the northern campus (Nordcampus) of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.
In addition to offices, laboratories, clean rooms, and workshops, the new building hosts a balloon hangar that is approximately nine meters high, a library, a child-daycare, guest apartments, and a bistro.
With this relocation the MPS moves closer to the Göttingen Research Campus, a collaboration of the University of Göttingen and other nonacademic research facilities. In particular, the closer cooperation with the Astrophysical and Geophysical Institutes of the University will produce a unique pooling of expertise in the field of solar system research.
The Opening Ceremony was held on May 21st, 2014. In addition to the Prime Minister of the state of Lower Saxony, Stephan Weil, congratulants includedProf. Dr. Martin Stratmann (designated President of the Max Planck Society), mayor Wolfgang Meyer and Prof. Dr. Ruth Florack, Vice-President of the University of Göttingen.