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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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