Max Planck Day at the MPIE: a full success
All Max Planck Institutes opened their doors for the broad public on 14th September and offered numerous events to show the variety of basic research in the Max Planck Society. The Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung (MPIE) offered two events in Düsseldorf: a kids’ lab for children between five and 8 years with numerous interactive experiments. And a KopfSalat-talk by Dr. Christoph Freysoldt about “Big Data, simulations and artificial intelligence in materials science” which was visited by 180 guests.
At the same time a team of MPIE-scientists went to a science marketplace in Munich to present their research about 3D-printing of metalls and to take part at a science slam where researchers from different Max Planck Institutes explained their work in brief and entertaining talks.
The Max Planck Day took place for the first time this year. The Max Planck Society had three good reasons to celebrate: Max Planck’s 160 years anniversary. Moreover, he received the Nobel Prize 100 years ago and the Max Planck Society itself has been existing for 70 years now as the successor of the Kaiser Wilhelm Society. An overview of the different events which took place can be found here (only in German): https://wonachsuchstdu.mpg.de/