Research of the Institute

The Institute consists of four scientific departments and additonal research groups. Current research at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz aims at an integral understanding of chemical processes in the Earth system, particularly in the atmosphere and biosphere. Investigations address a wide range of interactions between air, water, soil, life and climate in the course of Earth history up to today´s human-driven epoch, the anthropocene.


Reconstructing the diet of fossil vertebrates

17. February 2020
The ratio of special zinc isotopes in dental enamel provides information about the diet of mammals in prehistoric times

High gas concentrations over the Red Sea

January 28, 2020

During a ship expedition around the Arabian Peninsula, scientists discovered unexplainably high levels of ethane and propane in the air above the Northern Red Sea. The mysterious source of the emissions was hidden deep under the water surface.

Clouds from every angle

MPG Press release
17. January 2020
The EUREC4A field study is aimed at solving one of the great mysteries in relation to climate change

Climate researcher Gerald Haug appointed new Leopoldina President

December 11, 2019

The Director at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry will take over the leadership of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in March 2020

Seminars & Events

Gutenberg Alumni Talks in Natural Sciences: Pharma Produktion: Qualität & Faktor Mensch

Mar 17, 2020 12:15 - 13:45
Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Room: Seminar rooms 2/3

Institute Seminar: TBD

Mar 25, 2020 14:15
Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Room: Seminar rooms 2/3

Earth and Solar System Research Partnership

The MPIC is member of the Earth and Solar system Research Partnership.

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