Representatives from the Max Planck Society and UBC signed an agreement regarding the Max Planck – UBC Centre for Quantum Materials.
Prof. Toope met with Prof. Gruss, President of the Max Planck Society to discuss the project and other areas of interests shared by UBC and the Society. Later, an agreement to formalize the relationship between the Society and UBC was signed by Toope and Gruss. The signing was witnessed by German Consul General Mr. Hermann Sitz.
Established in 1948, the Max Planck Society conducts research in a diverse range of disciplines to meet the needs of our greater society. It currently runs more than 80 institutes worldwide, and with no fewer than 17 Nobel laureates having emerged from the ranks of its scientists, the Society is on a par with the best and most prestigious research institutions worldwide.