With this volume, the Duchamp Research Center at the Staatliches Museum in Schwerin, Germany, inaugurates a new series titled Poesis, collecting the most recent research on Marcel Duchamp from the world's foremost scholars at work in the field today. The essays gathered in Impuls Marcel Duchamp were first presented at the Research Center's first conference, held in 2009. Internationally rewned scholars Kornelia von Berswordt-Wallrabe, Thomas Girst, Gerhard Graulich, Ana Dimke, Laszlo Beke, Gunda Luyken and Didier Ottinger shed light on the many strands of Duchamp's legacy, from his early paintings and objects to his readymades, his writings, his uses of allegory, sexuality, art history and the history of science. Research-based findings are also presented alongside these examinations of Duchamp's current reception in art. This anthology updates the current discourse on the twentieth century's most influential artist, whose work continues to provoke fruitful interpretation.