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Max Planck Institutes

VOGENAUER, Stefan (born 1968), Director, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt, since 2015

WHITE, Simon David Manton (born 1951), Director, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, since 1994

COUPLAND, George (born 1959), Director, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, since 2001

PANETH, Friedrich Adolf (1887 - 1958), Director, Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry, since 1953

EDMAN, Pehr Victor (1916 - 1977), Director at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry since 1972

BOTHE, Walther (1891 - 1957), Drphil; ordentlicher Professor, University of Heidelberg, since 1932; Director Physics Institute in Max-Planck-Institute for Medical Research, since 1934

HOWARD, Jonathan Charles (born 1943), Professor of Genetics, Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne, 1994–2011, now Emeritus; Director, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal, since 2012; Max-Planck Fellow, Max-Planck Institute of Plant Breeding, Cologne, since 2013

NÜSSLEIN-VOLHARD, Christiane (born 1942), Director, since 1985, and Director of Department of Genetics, since 1990, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology

SAKMANN, Bert (born 1942), Scientific Director, 2010–11, and Group Leader, Digital Neuroanatomy, since 2010, Max Planck Florida Institute

CRUTZEN, Dr Paul (born 1933), Director, Atmospheric Chemistry Division, Max-Planck Institute for Chemistry, Germany, 1980–2000

RUSKA, Ernst August Friedrich (1906 - 1988), Director, Fritz Haber Institute, Max Planck Society for Advancement of Science, Berlin, 1957–74, now Director Emeritus

Max Planck Institute for Foreign Private and Private International Law / Institut Max Planck De Droit International Prive Et De Droits Prives Etrangers (Max-Planck-Institut für Ausländisches und Internationales Privatrecht) – Mittelweg 187, D-20148 Hamburg (Tel.: +49-40-41900-0 – Fax +49-40-41900-288)

ZIEGLER, Dr Karl (1898 - 1973), Director, Max Planck Institute (formerly Kaiser Wilhelm Institute) for Coal Research, Mülheim-Ruhr, 1943–69, retired; Hon. Professor, Technische Hochschule, Aachen, since 1949

VON LAUE, Max (Theodor Felix) (1879 - 1960), Scientific Member of the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society (formerly Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physical and Electrical Chemistry), Berlin-Dahlem, since 1959 (Director, 1951–59)

BUTENANDT, Adolf Friedrich Johann (1903 - 1995), President, Max Planck Society, 1960–72, Hon. President since 1972; Director, Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, München (formerly Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Biochemistry, Berlin-Dahlem), 1936–72; Professor of Physiological Chemistry, München, 1956–71, then Emeritus

WARBURG, Otto Heinrich (1883 - 1970), Ordre pour le Mérite, also Cross, Star and Shoulder Ribbon (West Germany); Direktor des Max Planck Institute für Zellphysiologie, Berlin-Dahlem

VERTOVEC, Steven Allen (born 1957), Director, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen, since 2007; Hon. Joint Professor of Sociology and Ethnology, University of Göttingen, since 2007

HOLMES, Kenneth Charles (born 1934), Director of the Department of Biophysics, Max-Planck-Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, 1968–2003; Professor of Biophysics, Heidelberg University, 1972–99, now Emeritus


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The German institutes named for the physicist Max Planck (1858–1947) that support fundamental and applied research in a wide range of natural, biological, and medical sciences. The funds come partly from the public purse and partly from grants and contracts provided by the private sector, foundations, and donations.

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