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14473 Potsdam

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14473 Potsdam

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P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 288-2500
Fax: +49 331 288-2600

Director (interim):

Professor Ottmar Edenhofer

Court at which the Institute is registered: Amtsgericht Potsdam
Register Number: VR 1038
Currently responsible for the content of this website according to section 55 RStV:

Deputy Director


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Photo and copyright Michelson House: H. Raab, GNU Free Documentation License

A Philosopher Lecturing with a Mechanical Planetary
by Joseph Wright (1734-1797), Oil on canvas, Derby Museum and Art Gallery
Copyright: Bildarchiv Foto Marburg

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Mosaic Herakles: Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Madrid
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Photo: National Park Service
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Author and copyright "Snowy owl": Paul Hackett
Author "The Flood"(detail), 16th century: Simon Bening, copyright:
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Author "Floor PIK's Michelson House": Hans Bach, copyright: PIK



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