Max Planck Society

The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science (German: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e. V.; abbreviated MPG) is a formally independent non-governmental and non-profit association of German research institutes. Founded in 1911 as the Kaiser Wilhelm Society,[1][3] it was renamed to the Max Planck Society in 1948 in honor of its former president, theoretical physicist Max Planck. The society is funded by the federal and state governments of Germany.[2][1]

Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science
Society's logo
AbbreviationMPG
PredecessorKaiser Wilhelm Society[1]
Formation1911; 110 years ago (1911)[1]
TypeNon-profit research organization[1]
HeadquartersMunich, Bavaria, Germany[1]
Coordinates48.14115510°N 11.58207790°E / 48.14115510; 11.58207790
President
Martin Stratmann
Main organ
Senate[2]
Budget
€1.8 billion (2018)[2]
Staff
23,767 (2018)[2]
Websitewww.mpg.de/en
Max Planck, after whom the society is named.

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