As part of "Max Planck Day," the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is to host to the public a science slam in collaboration with several other Berlin-based Max Planck Institutes, and a collaborative journalism project with the MPIs for Human Development and Molecular Genetics and the electronic media school (ems) in Potsdam. Research Scholar Jaromir Balcar will also participate at the Max Planck Day in Göttingen, giving a lecture on the history of the Max Planck Society.
What is Max Planck Day?
The legacy of physicist Max Planck changed quantum physics, paving the way for the development of new questions and cutting-edge technologies in physics more broadly. Today, at over 80 Max Planck Institutes, researchers of various disciplines continue to exceed the limits of our current knowledge: because, as Max Planck said, "knowledge must precede application."
The year 2018 marks Planck's 160th birthday; exactly 100 years ago, he received the Nobel Prize in Physics; and 70 years ago the Max Planck Society—Germany's most successful scientific organization—was founded. To celebrate, the Max Planck Institutes invite the public to take part in "Max Planck Day"—a series of events across Germany on September 14, 2018. Researchers will pose open questions that serve as the driving forces behind their research. Events are aimed at anyone interested and curious to learn more; the hashtag #wonachsuchstdu encourages all visitors to ask their own questions about Max Planck Society research!
Find out more about the Max Planck Day on the #wonachsuchtsdu website and in this article in the Göttinger Tageblatt.