Research of the Institute

The Institute consists of four scientific departments and additional 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.


What caused the ice ages?

December 11, 2020
Tiny ocean fossils offer key evidence and point out the ocean’s role in past atmospheric carbon dioxide change

Yafang Cheng receives prestigious AGU Atmospheric Sciences Ascent Award

December 08, 2020
Researcher at the MPI for Chemistry honored for excellent research and leadership in atmospheric aerosol science

Natural gas shortage jeopardized China’s clean air goals

November 24, 2020
A natural gas shortage caused a major redistribution of air pollution related to China’s clean air actions in the winter of 2017

"Cool" Bacteria

November 12, 2020

New insights into a mechanism that reduces the ice formation ability of bacterial ice-nucleating proteins in an acidic environment.

COVID-19: Calculating aerosol infection risk yourself

September 22, 2020
Algorithm to estimate coronavirus infection risk from aerosol transmission in the indoor environment and under different safety measures

Seminars & Events

Institute Seminar: TBD

Jan 27, 2021 14:15
Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Room: online

Institute Seminar:TBD

Feb 3, 2021 14:15
Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Room: online

Earth and Solar System Research Partnership

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

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