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The provider of this Internet site within the legal meaning of the term is the registered association Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science e.V.


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Phone: +49 (89) 2108 - 0

Register of Societies and Associations

The Max Planck Society is registered in the Official Register of Societies and Associations at Berlin-Charlottenburg Local Court under the register number VR 13378 B.


The Max Planck Society is legally represented by its Board of Directors which, in turn, is represented by the President of the Society, Prof. Dr. Patrick Cramer and by Secretary General Dr. Simone Schwanitz.

Value Added Tax Identification Number

The value added tax identification number of the Max Planck Society is DE 129517720.


Responsible with regard to media law for the contents of the websites of the MPIPKS other than the websites of the divisions and groups, the individual homepages of the members of the institute and service departments is

Dr. Michael Genkin
Max-Planck-Institut für Physik komplexer Systeme
Nöthnitzer Straße 38
01187 Dresden
Tel: +49 351 871-1935

Editors for further websites

Division Condensed Matter: Roderich Moessner
Division Finite Systems: Jan-Michael Rost
Division Biological Physics: Frank Jülicher
Dynamics of Quantum Information: Pieter Claeys
Quantum Aggregates: Alexander Eisfeld
Nonlinear Time Series Analysis: Holger Kantz
Statistical Physics of Living Systems : Steffen Rulands
The Physics of Living Matter: Ricard Alert
Self-Organization of Biological Structures: Jan Brugues
Fractionalization and Topology in Quantum Matter: Inti Sodemann
Strongly Correlated Light-Matter Systems: Francesco Piazza
Correlations and Transport in Rydberg Matter: Matthew Eiles
Order and Disorder in Driven Systems: Marko Popovic
Correlations and Topology: Ashley Cook
Self-Organization of Multicellular Systems: Pierre Haas
Transport and Flows in Complex Environments: Christina Kurzthaler
Library / elibrary: Vivien Scherr
IT: Hubert Scherrer-Paulus
Public Outreach: Uta Gneisse
PhD Informations: The current PhD representative

Legal Structure

The Max Planck Society is a non-profit research facility which is organized as a registered association. All of the institutes and facilities of the Max Planck Society are largely autonomous in terms of organization and research, but as a rule have no legal capacity of their own.

Foreign Language Pages

To the extent that parts of this Internet site are offered in languages other than German, this represents a service exclusively for staff and guests of the Max Planck Society who are not proficient in German.

Liability for Contents of Online Information

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Technical Manager / Contact

Hubert Scherrer-Paulus
Head of IT Department
Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems
Nöthnitzer Str. 38
01187 Dresden, Deutschland