Göttingen Campus

The Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research is a member of the Göttingen Campus.

Cooperation Partner

The following is a list of the 50 research institutes or universities with which there was the most common co-operation, in order of number of joint projects.

Observatoire de Paris, Meudon, France
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, USA
DLR – Institut für Planetenforschung, Berlin, Germany
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, USA
Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, Orsay, France
Universität Bern, Switzerland
Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, La Laguna, Spain
University of Maryland, College Park, USA
TU Braunschweig, Germany
ESO, Garching, Germany
Imperial College, London, UK
Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC, USA
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, UK
Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, USA
Centre d’Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements, Toulouse, France
ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, USA
Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory, Palo Alto, USA
Mullard Space Science Laboratory, Dorking, UK
Universität Göttingen, Germany
University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
NorthWest Research Associates/CoRA, Boulder, USA
Finish Meteorlogical Institute, Helsinki, Finland
IKI -Space Research Institute, Moscow, Russia
INAF Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Florence, Italy
Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Granada, Spain
Istituto Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario, Rome, Italy
Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik, Freiburg, Germany
Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille, Marseille, France
Royal Observatory of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Universität Münster, Germany
University of Hawaii, USA
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University,  Laurel, USA
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
ESAC, Villafranca, Spain
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zurich, Switzerland
Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo, Norway
ISAS/Jaxa, Sagamihara, Japan
MPI für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany
Peking University, Beijing, China
Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Kiruna, Sweden
Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam, Germany
Leibniz-Institut für Atmosphärenphysik, Kühlungsborn, Germany
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Tokyo, Japan
Queen's University, Belfast, UK
Stanford University, USA
University of California, Berkeley, USA
Utrecht University, The Netherlands


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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.

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