Welcome to the MPL Press Department

Press releases

An overview of all press releases from the past can be found here.

Are you interested in our work and would like to be included in our press distribution list? Simply send an e-mail to MPLpresse@mpl.mpg.de.

Press contact

Feel free to contact us if you need information about the MPL, press photos or background information on a press release. We are also the right contact if you would like to conduct an expert interview with one of our scientists.

Dr. Dorothe Burggraf

Head of Communication and Marketing
Phone: +49 (0)9131- 7133 800
E-Mail: dorothe.burggraf@mpl.mpg.de

Christina Bornschein (on maternity leave)

Communication and Marketing
Phone: +49 (0)9131- 7133 536
E-Mail: christina.bornschein@mpl.mpg.de


Clarissa Grygier

Communication and Marketing
Phone: +49 (0)9131- 7133 805
E-Mail: clarissa.grygier@mpl.mpg.de

Max Kruse

Communication and Marketing
Phone: +49 (0)9131- 7133 807
E-Mail: max.kruse@mpl.mpg.de


Susanne Viezens

Graphic Design
Phone: +49 (0)9131- 7133 806
E-Mail: susanne.viezens@mpl.mpg.de


Social Media

You can also find current information and interesting news from the institute on our social media channels:


MPL Newsletter

Once or twice a year we publish the MPL Newsletter. It informs about our research and current developments at the institute. The current newsletter and all previous issues are available for download. If you would like to receive the MPL Newsletter in printed form, you can register here.


The research magazine of the Max Planck Society is published four times a year and is aimed at all people interested in science. It offers an insight into research at the more than 80 Max Planck Institutes and is dedicated to one research topic each. The magazine can be downloaded as PDF from the website of the Max Planck Society. There you can also subscribe to the printed magazine free of charge.


The booklets of max-wissen (German only) are aimed at school pupils. The four-page information sheets convey basic knowledge on individual topics in a way that is easy to understand, making them an ideal supplement to schoolbooks. There are three different editions, each dedicated to one branch of research: biomax (biology), techmax (chemistry and physics) and geomax (geology). More information, download and ordering options are available on the website max-wissen.

MPL Newsletter

Stay up-to-date with MPL’s latest research via our Newsletter. 

Current issue: Newsletter No 15 - April 2020

Click here to view previous issues.

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