Highlights 2018

The nationwide Max Planck science event took place on September 14, 2018. Throughout Germany all Max Planck Institutes showcased their activities and the Max Planck Institute in Magdeburg opened the doors for you!

Public Max Planck Evening on 14 September 2018 at the Max Planck Institute in Magdeburg  

The nationwide Max Planck science event took place on September 14, 2018. Throughout Germany all Max Planck Institutes showcased their activities and the Max Planck Institute in Magdeburg opened the doors for you! [more]
The Max Planck Society turned 70 on February 26th 2018. The Society was inaugurated on February 26th 1948 in Göttingen. Max Planck became the name patron of the new Society for the Advancement of Sciences.

70 Years Max Planck Society

The Max Planck Society turned 70 on February 26th 2018. The Society was inaugurated on February 26th 1948 in Göttingen. Max Planck became the name patron of the new Society for the Advancement of Sciences. [more]

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Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems

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39106 Magdeburg

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

History

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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

1996 to 1999

  • June 1996 In Saarbrücken, the Senate of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science e.V. decides to establish a Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems
  • May 1996 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ernst Dieter Gilles appointed founding director; 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 Scientific work begins in rooms and laboratories of the ZENIT building, Leipziger Straße, Magdeburg
  • 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 at Askanischer Platz

2000 to 2009

  • 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
  • June 2003 First meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board of the institute
  • March 2004 Kunst am Bau (Project with local artist) - Inauguration of the Pfahlobjekt
  • October 2004 Inauguration of the Guesthouse II on the institute's premises
  • May 2006 First public Science Night in Magdeburg
  • September 2006 Constituent meeting of the institute’s board of trustees
  • December 2006 Founding of the interdisciplinary research center Dynamic Systems: Systems Engineering
  • 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 Magdeburg (IMPRS)
  • May 2008 Ten year anniversary celebration of the Max Planck Institute in Magdeburg; Retirement of founding director Prof. Dr. Ernst Dieter Gilles
  • 2008 Otto Hahn Research Group Portable Energy Systems established (Dr.-Ing. Ulrike Krewer, until 2011)
  • February 2009 Research Group Analysis and Redesign of Biological Networks established (Dr.-Ing. Steffen Klamt)

2010 until today

  • July 2010 Molecular Simulations and Design group established (Dr. Matthias Stein)
  • September 2010 Prof. Peter Benner appointed Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society and Director at the MPI Magdeburg
  • December 2010 Setting up of multi-core LINUX cluster otto
  • August 2013 Research group Numerical Linear Algebra for Dynamic Systems established (Dr. Martin Stoll, until 2017)
  • December 2016 Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council for Dr.-Ing. Steffen Klamt, head of the group  Analysis and Redesign of Biological Networks
  • January 2017 Prof. Dr. Athanasios C. Antoulas named as Max Planck Fellow associated with the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg
  • August 2018 Newly installed multi-core LINUX cluster mechthild put into service
  • October 2018 Research group Electrochemical Energy Conversion established (Dr.-Ing. Tanja Vidaković-Koch)
 
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