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.


Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munich
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. Martin Stratmann and by Secretary General Rüdiger Willems.

Value Added Tax Identification Number
The value added tax identification number of the Max Planck Society is DE 129517720.


Responsible editor for the contents of the website of the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces with regard to media law:

(Head of IT) Roy Pitzner
Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
Potsdam-Golm Science Park
Am Mühlenberg 1
14476 Potsdam-Golm

Editors of the cooperation/affiliation

Responsible editors for parts of the contents of this website,  reasonabled within a cooperation work, with regard to media law:

Rodrigo Pérez Garcia
Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
Potsdam-Golm Science Park
Am Muehlenberg 1, 14476 Potsdam-Golm

Telephone: +39 06 8712 2210
Internet address:

Via della Marcigliana 561
00138 Rome, Italy

Represented by (further)

Ennio Chiatante
Caterina Benincasa

Register entry

Entry in: Non-Profit Association
Register Number:  118.816 /  35.309
Court registration in: Rome

Tax identification number: 97597840582

The Association is nonpartisan and apolitical. Regulated by the norm of the provisions of the Italian Civil Code and the law 383/2000, as well as its Statute.

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.


Liability for Contents of Online Information

As the provider of contents in accordance with Section 7 Paragraph 1 of the Tele-Media Law, the Max Planck Society shall be responsible for any contents which it makes available for use in accordance with general legal provisions. The Max Planck Society makes every effort to provide timely and accurate information on this Web site. Nevertheless, errors and inaccuracies cannot be completely ruled out. Therefore, the Max Planck Society does not assume any liability for the relevance, accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided. The Max Planck Society shall not be liable for damage of a tangible or intangible nature caused directly or indirectly through the use or failure to use the information offered and/or through the use of faulty or incomplete information unless it is verifiably culpable of intent or gross negligence. The same shall apply to any downloadable software available free of charge. The Max Planck Society reserves the right to modify, supplement, or delete any or all of the information offered on its Internet site, or to temporarily or permanently cease publication thereof without prior and separate notification.

Links to Internet Sites of Third Parties

This Internet site includes links to external pages. These external links are designated as follows: . The respective provider shall be responsible for the contents of any linked external pages. In establishing the initial link, the Max Planck Society has reviewed the respective external content in order to determine whether such link entailed possible civil or criminal responsibility. However, a constant review of linked external pages is unreasonable without concrete reason to believe that a violation of the law may be involved. If the Max Planck Society determines such or it is pointed out by others that an external offer to which it is connected via a link entails civil or criminal responsibility, then the Max Planck Society will immediately eliminate any link to this offer. The Max Planck Society expressly dissociates itself from such contents.


Photo credits

KLAS team members and all events at MPI-Golm: Stephan Eickelmann (web)

Photos from Groningen: Elco van der Meer

Prof. Horst Bredekamp: Barbara Herrenkind

Prof. Roger Malina: Prof. Roger Malina

Alessandra Pace: David Oesch

Prof. Andrew Pelling: Bret Hartman and Colin Rowe

Tomas Saraceno: Shota Matsumoto

Prof. Sabine Freifrau von Schorlemer: Tutzing