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September 14th - Max Planck Day 2018


Research is curiosity – What are you looking for? #wonachsuchstdu

The Germany-wide Max Planck Day is aimed at anyone interested in research and, in general, every curious person: #wonachsuchstdu encourages all visitors to ask their own questions about the research topics of the Max Planck Society! At the same time, the Max Planck Institutes are presenting some of the questions our researchers are currently working on.

The physicist Max Planck asked questions that set the world in motion. His scientific heritage, quantum physics, has changed physics and raised many new questions. In 2018 we celebrate the 160th birthday of Max Planck. Exactly 100 years ago he received the Nobel Prize in Physics. And 70 years ago, the Max Planck Society was founded - Germany's most successful scientific organization.

Scientists from various disciplines are currently exploring the limits of our current knowledge at the more than 80 Max Planck Institutes. As Max Planck said: "Insight must precede application".

We celebrate this search for knowledge and the joy of gaining knowledge and invite everyone to participate.

Sharp curves or useless discussion?

Find the answer at our:

Leipzig Talk on Mathematics:

Prof. Dr. Bernd Sturmfels: Zur Quadratischen Gleichung

Date & Time: 14 September 2018, 19:00 o'clock

Location:  Inselstrasse 22, Max Planck Institute, Leibniz-Conference-Room (1st floor)

Please note that this talk is in German!

See more information and poster on the right side.

Student campus

Cutting-edge research for high school students

On occasion of the Max Planck Day all three Leipzig Max Planck Institutes organised a student campus for high school students in level 11 and 12.

Few free places are available! To register, please visit

Lectures at the MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences – in German!

  • 08:30 - 09:30: Die Mathematik der künstlichen Intelligenz (Prof. Dr. Nihat Ay)
  • 10:00 - 11:00: Warum fliegt man von Frankfurt nach Los Angeles nahe am Nordpol vorbei? (Prof. Dr. Felix Otto)
  • 11:30 - 12:30: Und was denkst du? – Mechanismen der Meinungsbildung bei Facebook, Twitter & Co. (Dr. Sven Banisch)
  • 13:00 - 14:00: Künstliche Intelligenz und Robotik – was ist das eigentlich? (Dr. Keyan Ghazi-Zahedi)
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