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Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems

Sandtorstrasse 1
39106 Magdeburg

Phone: +49 391 6110 0
Fax: +49 391 6110 500
E-Mail: info@mpi-magdeburg.mpg.de

History

History of the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ernst Dieter Gilles in the Systems Biology lab Zoom Image
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ernst Dieter Gilles in the Systems Biology lab
  • June 1996 In Saarbrücken, the senate of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science e.V. establishes the foundation of the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems

  • May 1996 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ernst Dieter Gilles appointed founding director of the institute to be located in Magdeburg

  • March 1998 Start of planning the institute’s new building; jury approves design by Henn Architects (Munich, Berlin)

  • April 1998 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern appointed External Scientific Member

  • June 1998 Commencement of scientific work at rooms and laboratories of the ZENIT building, Leipziger St.

  • April 16th, 1999 Ceremonial commencement of work at the ZENIT building

  • October 19th, 1999 Foundation stone ceremony for the Max Planck Institute’s new building in Magdeburg (at Askanischer Pl.)

  • July 2000 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Udo Reichl appointed Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society and Director of the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg

  • September 19th, 2000 Roofing ceremony for the institute’s new building

  • July 2001 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kai Sundmacher appointed Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society and Director of the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg

  • 2001 After only a two year period of construction the institute’s new building delivers with a total of 5700 m² effective area; total investment by the Max Planck Society was 29 Million Euros

  • February 2002 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Raisch appointed External Scientific Member of the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg 

  • March 2002 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern appointed Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society and Director of the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg

  • May 2002 Ceremonial inauguration of the institute’s new building

  • September 2006 Constituent meeting of the institute’s board of trustees

  • October – November 2006 The institute takes part in the Science Year 2006 / Informatics Year

  • March 2007 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Achim Kienle appointed External Scientific Member of the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg

  • October 2007 Inauguration of the International Max Planck Research School

  • May 2008 Ten year anniversary celebration of the Max Planck Institute in Magdeburg; Retirement of founding director Prof. Dr. Ernst Dieter Gilles

  • March 2010 Prof. Dr. Peter Benner appointed Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society and Director of the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg
 
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