About the Institute

The Institute, which has existed since 1957 under the name Max Planck Institute for Aeronomy, has seen a number of transformations in its lifetime. During the 50's and 60's, the scientific emphasis was on the exploration of the Earth's upper atmosphere, but in the following decades this was extended to include new areas involving the solar system. The current thrust of research now concentrates on the exploration of the Sun, Heliosphere, planets, and comets, that is, on all the essential parts of the solar system. In order to more accurately reflect the Institute's current activities, the Institute changed the name, since 1st July 2004, to "Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research". MPS Institute

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The Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research is dedicated to the investigation of the solar system, in particular the environments of the Earth, planets, and comets, as well as the sun, its heliosphere and their interaction with the interstellar medium.

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"International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS)" for PhD students, training of apprentices for technical and commercial vocations, practical training for pupils and students

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Mechanical design, mechanical workshops, electronics and CCD-laboratories, clean rooms (incl. calibration facility for optical instruments), thermal-vacuum chambers, vibration test facility, laser machining, computer center, library

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PDF 60 years of research in Lindau documented in one book
PDF Curriculum Vitae Walter Dieminger

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pdf Booklet about the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research

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2009, Max Planck Institute for
Solar System Research, Lindau