Coronavirus Information

Important message (updated October 29, 2021)

The Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics takes the rapid spread of the Coronavirus / COVID-19 very seriously. As a precautionary measure, we have decided to cancel all public events until further notice to protect the health of our employees, guests, study participants, and visitors. Currently, there are no public lectures and workshops.


Dear Study Participants,

in order to provide the best possible protection against the Covid-19 not only to the Institute’s employees, but also to our guests, visitors, and study participants (i.e., you), we have instituted a comprehensive health and hygiene protocol to be followed during any study conducted on the premises of the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics (MPIEA) and the Brain Imaging Center (BIC).

For studies at the MPIEA (Grüneburgweg 14):

Upon entering the Institute premises, guests, visitors, and study participants are required to provide either proof of vaccination completed at least 14 days beforehand or proof of recovery from Covid-19 (2G rule). 

We’ve compiled a digest of the most important information about our health and hygiene protocol.
Please read through this information before enrolling in a study with us.

If you have any questions, please contact us either by email (studien@ae.mpg.de) or, during working hours (M–F, 9 am–5 pm), by phone (069 8300479-619).

Important: If you fall ill and test positive for Covid-19 within fourteen days of visiting the MPIEA, please contact us as soon as possible by phone (069 8300479-500) or email (corona@ae.mpg.de). Thanks in advance for your cooperation!

For studies at the BIC:

Study participants must comply with the 2G rule instituted by Frankfurt University Hospital: Upon entering any laboratory, proof of completed vaccination or recovery must be presented.

Please read the Information Sheet for Studies at the BIC before enrolling in a study with us.

If you have questions about studies at the BIC, please contact us either by email (bic.studien@ae.mpg.de) or, during working hours (M–F, 9 am–5 pm), by phone (069 8300479-380).

Important: If you fall ill and test positive for Covid-19 within fourteen days of visiting the MEG or MIR lab, please contact us as soon as possible by phone (069 8300479-500) or email (corona@ae.mpg.de). Thanks in advance for your cooperation!

We look forward to hearing from you!
Your Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics