Facts & Figures

Umbrella organization: The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science (

Founding date of the institute: 1971 through the merging of the Max Planck Institutes for Physical Chemistry and for Spectroscopy

Staff: about 700

Nations represented: about 50

Institute Management: Board of Directors, position of Managing Director rotates every two years.

Departments: 12

Emeritus Groups: 7

Research Groups: 20

External Institute Members, Guest- and Partner Groups: 8

(Updated January 4, 2021)

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