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12.06.2009Students at the Max Planck Seminar

"Research Adventure" - Max Planck Seminar for Highschool Students

On May 28 and 29, Max Planck institutes in Cologne provided tenth-grade students with insights into their current research: a total of 150 young people attended the "Research Adventure," a Max Planck seminar for highschool students at the MPIfG. Birgit Gerisch of the MPI for the Biology of Ageing explained how the nematode can be used to study aging, and Katja Kornysheva, a doctoral candidate at the MPI for Neurological Research, showed what happens in the brain when we hear a rhythm we like. Sascha Münnich, a postdoc at the MPIfG, helped the students take a sociological look at the question, "Why do we work?" The seminar was offered in conjunction with the Max Planck Society’s "Science Express" mobile exhibit when it stopped for three days at a train station in Cologne. More about the "Science Express"

 

 
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