MaxPlanckResearch

MaxPlanckResearch contains a wide variety of articles about research going on at the institutes of the Max Planck Society.

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Contributions to MaxPlanckResearch

Max Planck Intitute Magdeburg's contributions to MaxPlanckResearch

Issue 2014

Normally, Peter Benner and his colleagues at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg work on complicated numerical methods to optimize the automatic control of technical systems and equipment. Recently, however, their research was applied to resolve a political conflict centering around drug cultivation, herbicide spraying and border violations in South America.

MaxPlanckResearch 1/2014
Mathematics in the Borderlands

Normally, Peter Benner and his colleagues at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg work on complicated numerical methods to optimize the automatic control of technical systems and equipment. Recently, however, their research was applied to resolve a political conflict centering around drug cultivation, herbicide spraying and border violations in South America. [more]

Issue 2012

Wood waste and straw contain valuable substances for the chemical industry, and these substances are what chemists from the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim an der Ruhr and the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg want to get their hands on. The researchers are looking for ways to convert biomass into useful chemical compounds and use them as energy sources or raw materials.

MaxPlanckResearch 2/2012
Hunting for Treasure among the Wood Chips

Wood waste and straw contain valuable substances for the chemical industry, and these substances are what chemists from the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim an der Ruhr and the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg want to get their hands on. The researchers are looking for ways to convert biomass into useful chemical compounds and use them as energy sources or raw materials. [more]

Issue 2011

Now even paraplegics can ride a bike – thanks to functional electrical stimulation, a method that takes the place of the nerve signals of the brain. At the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg, Thomas Schauer is working on a sophisticated control system for this technology, which also helps get stroke patients quickly back on their feet.

MaxPlanckResearch 2/2011
Electricity Flexes Muscles

Now even paraplegics can ride a bike – thanks to functional electrical stimulation, a method that takes the place of the nerve signals of the brain. At the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg, Thomas Schauer is working on a sophisticated control system for this technology, which also helps get stroke patients quickly back on their feet. [more]

Issue 2010

Clean, efficient and reliable – that’s how the power of the future should be. An example of thisis the electric current generated by fuel cells fed with biomass. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS are smoothing the way from the farm to the electrical outlet.

MaxPlanckResearch 3/2010
Electricity from Bits of Wood

Clean, efficient and reliable – that’s how the power of the future should be. An example of this
is the electric current generated by fuel cells fed with biomass. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS are smoothing the way from the farm to the electrical outlet. [more]

Issue 2009

Sailing the Rhine in the dead of night challenges even an experienced helmsman.Ernst Dieter Gilles and his team at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg have developed a navigation system to give boatmen a better view in situations like this.

MaxPlanckResearch Special/2009
Computers at the Helm

Sailing the Rhine in the dead of night challenges even an experienced helmsman.
Ernst Dieter Gilles and his team at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg have developed a navigation system to give boatmen a better view in situations like this. [more]

Issue 2008

The title “Frau Dr.-Ing.,” which is used to address female engineers in German,is not as rare today as it was two decades ago. Today, it is even possible to find women engineers whose careers take a more unusual path than those of their male  colleagues – like the career of Ulrike Krewer, for example. The 32-year-old process engineer researches fuel cells at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg.

MaxPlanckResearch 4/2008
Personal Portrait: Ulrike Krewer

The title “Frau Dr.-Ing.,” which is used to address female engineers in German,is not as rare today as it was two decades ago. Today, it is even possible to find women engineers whose careers take a more unusual path than those of their male  colleagues – like the career of Ulrike Krewer, for example. The 32-year-old process engineer researches fuel cells at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg.

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