MPI Images of Science

The Max Planck Society is Germany’s most successful research organization. Since its establishment in 1948, no fewer than 17 Nobel laureates have emerged from the ranks of its scientists. The currently 82 Max Planck Institutes conduct basic research in the service of the general public in the natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. They themselves define their research subjects and are given the best working conditions, as well as free reign in selecting their staff.  Recently the Max Planck Society has been establishing a Partner Institute in Shanghai and the first Max Planck Insitute in North America financed by the State of Florida.

Here are some colorful images of science from their online gallery.

Scanning electron microscope image of white blood cells (shown here in red) encircling tuberculosis bacteria (shown in yellow).  © Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology / Volker Brinkmann
Scanning electron microscope image of white blood cells (shown here in red) encircling tuberculosis bacteria (shown in yellow).
© Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology / Volker Brinkmann
Electrons at point of contact in a two-dimensional semiconductor.  The lower half shows ideal transverse; the up half of image show how strongly a weak disorder in the material can effect the electrons’ path.   © Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization / Ragnar Fleischmann
Electrons at point of contact in a two-dimensional semiconductor. The lower half shows ideal transverse; the up half of image show how strongly a weak disorder in the material can effect the electrons’ path.
© Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization / Ragnar Fleischmann
Light micrograph with polarized light showing the microstructure of cast iron Credit: © Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, Düsseldorf / Angelika Bobrowski
Light micrograph with polarized light showing the microstructure of cast iron
Credit: © Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, Düsseldorf / Angelika Bobrowski
Confocal laser-scanning microscope image of proteins interacting with lipid membrane.  Credit: © Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried / Katja Zieske, Petra Schwille
Confocal laser-scanning microscope image of proteins interacting with lipid membrane. Credit: © Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried / Katja Zieske, Petra Schwille
Scanning electron microscope image of powdery mildew on leaf © Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology / Jürgen Berger, Marco Todesco
Scanning electron microscope image of powdery mildew on leaf
© Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology / Jürgen Berger, Marco Todesco
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