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14 August, 2017

Stardust hitches a ride on meteorites more often than previously thought

Mainz-based Max Planck researchers develop improved methods for stardust analysis: Many stardust grains in meteorites have probably gone undiscovered

01 August, 2017

Into the unknown - high altitude research aircraft explores the upper levels of the Asian Monsoon

International team of scientists investigates air at altitudes up to 20 km – Researchers from Mainz developed special measuring instruments for the analysis of dust particles in the stratosphere

22 June, 2017

Otto Hahn Medal for young researcher from the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

Thomas Berkemeier is honored for his outstanding doctoral thesis on atmospheric aerosol particles.

18 May, 2017

Farewell symposium for world-renowned climate researcher

Meinrat O. Andreae, the Director of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, is retiring

21 April, 2017

Fine organic particles in the atmosphere are more often solid glass beads than liquid oil droplets

Glassy solid particles can facilitate long-distance atmospheric transport of hazardous organic pollutants

11 April, 2017

Max Planck President to speak at Munich March for Science

The global March for Science campaign is a celebration of science, emphasizing the key role that science plays in society and politics.

03 April, 2017

Cold Climates and Ocean Carbon Sequestration

Scientists use coral fossils to track the efficiency of the biological carbon pump in the past 40,000 years

20 March, 2017

Growing support for the large-scale transition to open access

Science organizations join forces to transform publishing market

21 December, 2016

Self-amplifying chemical mechanism explains severe winter haze events in China

In the aqueous phase of aerosol particles, nitrogen and sulfur oxides can react with each other and rapidly form high concentrations of fine particulate matter through a previously unrecognized mechanism.

24 October, 2016

Amazon rain helps make more rain

In the Amazon region, downdrafts bring aerosol particles from higher altitudes to the atmospheric layer where clouds form.