Max Planck Day in Göttingen

The Max Planck Day in Göttingen on June 23rd, 2023 offers visitors a myriad of ways to marvel at and discover current research projects.

June 19, 2023

This year is a special one - for the Max Planck Society in general and for the Göttingen Max Planck Institute in particular: It is the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Max Planck Society in Göttingen; to mark the occasion, this year's Annual General Meeting of the Max Planck Society (MPG) will take place in Göttingen from June 20th-22nd. To ensure that everyone in Göttingen can join in the celebrations, the MPG is inviting the public to the Max Planck Day on Friday, June 23. The program includes a Science Market on the square in front of the Old Town Hall as well as guided tours in the afternoon and a Science Slam in the evening.

From 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., the town hall square will be the scene of science activities and fun. Max Planck Institutes from all over Germany will be presenting current research projects from various areas of basic research at the Science Market. The main topics are "Flower meadow and rainforest - How climate is changing nature," "What goes on in the mind of a criminal?" and "The fascinating brain."

The four Max Planck Institutes in Göttingen, including the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, are represented under the title "From the Sun to the Molecule - Göttingen Max Planck Research". How do scientists research and visualize "super diversity" in world cities like New York? How do nanomachines work in living cells? How do wind turbines influence each other? And how do you unlock the secrets of the Sun? Researchers will provide answers to these and other questions in an entertaining and vivid way.

In the evening, starting at 7 p.m., the fun continues with a Science Slam in the Old Town Hall. First, researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology will give a "playful" introduction to the world of microbes. Then, six Max Planck junior scientists will take on the challenge of presenting their own research project in a short, understandable and humorous way. Admission is free of charge. Registration is required.

For more information on Max Planck Day and links to registration, click here.


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