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BMS Reports: 30th anniversary of Max Planck and RIKEN collaboration

What happens when a Nobel Prize winner and the president of RIKEN, Prof. Dr. Ryōji Noyori, president of the Max Planck Society, Prof. Dr. Peter Gruss and several RIKEN and Max Planck Institute Directors, Prof. Dr. Peter Seeberger, Prof. Dr. Hiroyuki Osada and Prof. Dr. Naoyuki Taniguchi meet in Japan to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Max Planck and RIKEN cooperation? Instead of popping a bottle of bubblies they hit a cask of sake in a traditional ceremony known as Kagami Biraki! *ryoji noyori, peter seeberger, max planck society and RIKEN, 30th anniversary collaboration ...

BMS Reports: DWIH Tokyo

"(T)here is nothing which can better deserve your patronage, than the promotion of Science and Literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness"

George Washington, the 1st President of the United States

"In today´s knowledge based economy, what you earn depends on what you learn"

Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States

peter seeberger, tokyo DWIHOn February 25, 2014, Prof. Peter H. Seeberger held a lecture entitled “Basic Science as Driver for Economy and Society” at The German Research and Innovation Forum - Tokyo, Japan.  Some forty representatives of Japanese and German research institutes, universities, companies and governmental institutions gathered to exchange views on economics of science. What science is really worth? What is the value of health and life? How does one measure investment and return? Who is funding scientific research and to whose benefit? No simple questions, even for the prepared minds. ...


berlin minds Berlin Minds: A Community of Leaders in Science, the Arts, and Business

For the House of Cards addicts amongst you, my favorite character is young, ambitious and somewhat silly journalist Zoe Barnes. Do not underestimate her, though - the way I see the development of the show, she will be the only one with mind, wit and skills to step on Frank Underwood´s tail *. We meet her running errands as a Washington Herald trainee and, when she suggests to her then-boss-later-lover Lucas Goodwin that she would like to start a Capitol Hill kiss and tell blog for the Herald, he brushes her off with the remark that she just wants to show-off with rubbing shoulders with the mighty and powerful.

Life at the Biomolecular Systems is not always a "ponyhof", as a German would put it. What really keeps us going is that once and then we get a blast of doing something extraordinary, sometimes ludicrously heuristic and annoyingly unpredictable, still, something with a huge impact. My visit to the Berlin Minds event on one of the  last days of 2013, was such an occasion. ...

Prof. Peter H. Seeberger elected member of the BBAW

peter seeberger, bbaw

The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (formerly Prussian Academy of Sciences, BBAW) announced today the election of seven new members. New members are elected in recognition of their outstanding scientific achievements. 

Among the new academicians is Prof. Peter H. Seeberger, director at the Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam and Professor at the Free University of Berlin. In addition he serves as honorary Professor at the University of Potsdam.....