Max Planck Institute for Geoanthropology to be Directed by Jürgen Renn

The Max Planck Society’s Senate has decided to rename the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena the "Max Planck Institute for Geoanthropology" to reflect the Institute’s scientific reorientation. The scientific concept for geoanthropology was largely developed by MPIWG director Jürgen Renn, who has also been appointed as director of the Institute. The institute will research the interrelationships between the geosphere and human-made systems.