In a comprehensive study of wood-burning facilities of different sizes, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry have investigated how it is possible to heat with biomass while minimizing effects on air quality. more

Dr. Klaus Peter Jochum of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry receives the highest award of the International Association of Geoanalysts (IAG) more

The 2021 Ig Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and the University of Mainz more

Dr. Yafang Cheng has been selected as one of the 10 winners of the Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs of the Year 2021 in the category Physical Sciences for “Breaking the Wall to understanding COVID-19 transmission through aerosols”. more

The developers of the Mainz window ventilation system for school classes from the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry accept invitation to reception at Bellevue Palace more

Sediment cores indicate more heavy rain events in warm periods and less climate variability in cold periods more

The next funding phase of the ATTO project will answer new pressing questions in climate research in the Amazon more

The changes in methane concentration under future warmer climate conditions have been severely underestimated more

As the Arctic Ocean warms and sea ice shrinks, will the newly exposed sea surface see a plankton population boom and a burgeoning ecosystem in the open Arctic Ocean?


How do cirrus clouds influence the climate in the Arctic and in Northern and Central Europe?

Press release of DLR / Supplements Max Planck Institute for Chemistry


Dr. Anna Theresa Kunert receives the Otto Hahn Medal for her outstanding doctoral thesis on protein interactions related to biological ice formation, allergies and inflammation. The medal was awarded on June 23 2021 at this year’s digital annual meeting of the Max Planck Society. more

Researchers from Mainz use short-wave photons to study the distribution of aerosol particles when singing, speaking or coughing more

A geochemist from Mainz was awarded a €1.3 million research grant to research the diet of our human ancestors more

The fine nose of storks

June 21, 2021

Smell leads storks to freshly mown meadows more

Results of flight tests by DLR and NASA: Sustainable fuels reduce the number of ice crystals in contrails and thus their climate impact. more

Ozone depletion following the Toba eruption around 74,000 years ago compounded the ensuing volcanic winter and caused a human population decline. more

An 80-meter-thick sedimentary succession at Charyn Canyon, Kazakhstan, recorded interactions between land, atmosphere and ocean more

New study shows how face masks reduce the effective reproduction number of COVID-19, and why their efficacy varies between different environments under virus-limited and virus-rich conditions. more

An international team of scientists revealed the dominant mechanism in the formation of formic acid which affects cloud formation more

The Max Planck Institute for Chemistry mourns the loss of its former director more

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