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30 Years of Excellent Research Made in Saxony (30.08.2023 | Last update 12.09.2023)

30 years ago, the first of now six Max Planck Institutes was founded in Saxony. Join us in celebrating the success story of the Saxon MPIs with numerous events in Leipzig and Dresden.

Historic review

In 1993, the first Max Planck Institute was founded in Saxony, the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden. In the following years, five more institutes followed: in 1994 the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, initially as the Max Planck Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience, in 1995 the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden, in 1996 our Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences in Leipzig, in 1997 the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, and in 1998 the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden. 2023 also marks the 75th anniversary of the Max Planck Society. This is an occasion to celebrate excellent research 'Made in Saxony' and to present it to the public.

Learn more about the success of the Max Planck Society in Dresden and Leipzig in this Max Planck Society top story

Public events in Leipzig and Dresden

During the month of September, the Max Planck Institutes are offering a series of free public events to which we cordially invite everyone interested.

More public events in Dresden added (Update 12.09.2023)

We wanted to highlight a few more events happening in Dresden as well as reminding everyone of the events happening in Leipzig in the coming weeks.

Highlights in Leipzig

September 16 / 12 pm - 10 pm
Café Heiter bis Wolkig, Röckener Str. 44, Leipzig
Quantum Entanglement Science Festival – Music, Art and Urban Culture (in German and English)

September 19 / 7 pm
Alte Börse, Naschmarkt 2, Leipzig
Klima der Extreme - Leipziger Gespräch zur Mathematik / Leipzig Talk on Mathematics (in German)
with Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Jürgen Kurths from the Potsdam Institut for Climate Impact Research

Highlights in Dresden

September 14 / 7 pm
Café Solo in Kulturpalast Dresden, Schloßstr. 2, 01067 Dresden
Science Café – Discussion on current research topics of the Max Planck Institutes in Saxony (in German)

You can have a chat with these scientists:

  • Prof. Guido Montufar - MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences (Leipzig)
    Research group leader "Mathematical Machine Learning"
  • Dr. Jesse Veenvliet - MPI for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (Dresden)
    Research group leader "Stembryogenesis"
  • Dr. Uri Vool, MPI for Solid State Chemistry (Dresden)
    Research group leader "Quantum Information for Quantum Material".

September 25 / 4 pm
Herkuleskeule in Kulturpalast Dresden, Schloßstr. 2, 01067 Dresden
Finissage of the exhibition "Pioneers of Knowledge. The Nobel Laureates of the Max Planck Society" – Panel discussion on the topic "30 years of Max Planck Institutes in Saxony: A look back and into the future" with the Saxon Minister of Science Sebastian Gemkow and the directors of Saxony's Max Planck Institutes; moderated by Hanna Gersmann, journalist. (in German)

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12.09.2023, 12:49