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Gruss Takes Max Planck Helm

Science  21 Jun 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5576, pp. 2119-2120
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5576.2119a

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HALLE AN DER SAALE, GERMANY-- In his first full day on the job as president of Germany's premier research organization, the Max Planck Society (MPG), Peter Gruss was spared a possible cut in the organization's government funding. But the threat of future belt-tightening could still jeopardize his efforts to forge stronger links with German universities and keep MPG at the forefront of world science.